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Joe K.

Jack Armstrong Shooting Plane Gun by Daisy, 1933

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Joe K.

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The end flaps of the box say: Shooting Plane Jack Armstrong Inventor. The back side has Directions. The long sides say: IMPORTANT: Never point this gun towards yourself or any other person. Jack Armstrong. The return address is Gold Medal Foods Inc. Minneapolis, Minn.

The litho tin saucers are blue on one side, yellow and red swirled on the other.

The gun itself is stamped: Daisy Mfg. Co. Plymouth Mich Pat. No. ?????

The lower half of this page from the September 24, 1933 issue of The Salt Lake Tribune dates the toy:

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My questions:

Can it be considerd a space gun?

Is it the first saucer gun ever made?

And, the inevitable question... what's it worth?

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Nick Danger

I picked this up, a few weeks ago, but just got around to fixing up the box and photographing it.  This is the first one I've seen that still has the little, metal wrench for winding the gun, which is a bit superfluous, since you can easily wind the mechanism with your hand.  That's probably why so many of them were lost.

 

I agree that it's not a space gun, but it's hard to deny its influence on space gun design in the years that followed.

 

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