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BIG-X MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANLithographed tin machine gun. Battery operated with firing noise and flashing light as it vibrates. Big-X character graphic on both sides of the gun. 23" 57cm

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BILLY BLASTOFF BUBBLE P_OPPER WATER GUN - BANDAI? FOR) ELDON - JAPANPlastic space water pistol with red upper and white lower. Comes with bottle of soap solution. It's an exact replica of little Billy's signature red and gray gun. Made by Eldon in 1968, this gun has a unique selling point: it has a wand on the tip of the barrel to allow you to blow bubbles, then you can shoot them with the water gun. Blister card mounted. Two versions shown.

Probably made by Bandai, Japan.
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BLAKE'S 7 NEUTRON SPACE RIFLE - JOYSTAR - HONG KONGAn unusual gold plastic space gun. The angular pistol design has a long site addirion on the top. It also has a black arc shaped support. Ball shooting action with a spring loaded arm at the side. Copyright 1978.

The gun has a paper decal with POP-O-MATIC RIFLE wording. It is unclear if this was on the specific Blake's 7 gun or on an unlicensed version.
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BOOMERANG RAY GUN - MOULDED PRODUCTS - AUSTRALIAA red plastic six-shooter revolver. The gun has a vertical protrusion from the bottom of the barrel that is puled back to cock the mechanism. When the trigger is pulled the gun fires a coil of plastic covered paper that returns to the barrel. 9.5" 24cm. The name and box art clearly establishes its target space audience. The barrel is marked PLAYMATE BOOMERANG GUN. Playmate was a range of toys made by Moulded Products.

Advertised in late 1953 in an Australian newspaper

This is a variation of the Tigrett Zoomerang gun, a Hopalong Cassidy themed conventionally shaped plastic revolver with a slightly flared barrel.

western crossover
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BUB-L-GUN - HASSENFIELD BROS - USAAn angular blue plastic space gun. Machine pistol shape. The gun has a telescopic sight that acts as a bubble blower. The water pistol gun can then be used to shoot the targets.
Advertised as the Bub-L-Buster in 1957.
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BUB-L-ROCKET GUN - KENNER - USAA 7-1/2" plastic bubble blowing gun in the shape of a rocket. The gun came in a boxed set and mounted on a display card as the Captain Space Bub-L-Rocket. Available in yellow, red, blue with 2 accent colors.

Blowing the end of the gun produces a stream of bubbles. The gun has an auto feed system and came with soap solution "rocket fuel" in a glass jar. A long-lived product.

One of the first sightings is in a newspaper ad: The Mason City Globe Gazette Fri Nov 19, 1948

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BUBBL-JET - KENNER - USAA small clear red plastic space gun. Bubble-blowing action, using patented bubbl-tablets. The gun has a mouthpiece at the back to blow the bubbles. Blister carded, dated 1965.
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BUBBL-MATIC - KENNER - USAPlastic bubble blowing space gun. This is the later vrsion of Kenner's gun of the name. This version is plastic with a cone shaped nozzle and long trigger built into the handle. The main feature of the gun is the no-mess use of soap tablets to create the bubbles. Blister packed on card. Red and blue versions.

Advertised in the Arizona Republic July 1965.
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BUBBL-MATIC GUN - KENNER - USAAn angular unpainted aluminium gun with a distinctive extra cylinder mounted above the barrel. This holds the soap solution cartridges which were available separately. This was the first toy manufactured by the newly formed Kenner company in 1947. Considered a space gun by collectors.

Earliest sighting is in The Galveston Daily News, Nov 7 1947

Point of sale display also shown.
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BUBBLE GUN - ALAMEDA TOYSClear red plastic space gun (though there is no space content of gun or packaging). Bubble solution reservoir at the front of the barrel. Adjustment wire at the side. Friction fan bubble blowing action.
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BUBBLE GUN - EXELO DAIYA - JAPANBlue lithographed tin space gun. This friction action gun has a plastic reservoir at the front. The plastic wheel dips into this and passes the soap solution in front of the air blowing nozzle to produce bubbles. Comes with a small container of bubble solution.

There are two versions of this gun: the left hand one is by Exelo and has a predominantly blue color scheme; on the right is the Daiya version which has much more red. The Exelo version uses traditional tab construction while the Daiya version is crimped.

Note: the Daiya version marked SPACE is a fake.
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BUBBLE MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANLithographed tin friction bubble blowing space gun. The gun has an odd stocky shape with a liquid reservoir and bubble mechanism at the front. Pulling the trigger produces the air flow for bubbles. The gun has no space litho but the box art depicts a space landscape. Marked Bubblegun on the handle Date?
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BUCK ROGER LIQUID HELIUM PISTOL XZ-44 (RED/YELLOW VERSION) - DAISY - USAThis is the fourth of Daisy's Buck Rogers space guns. Produced in 1936 this 7-1/4" red and yellow lithographed steel gun is a delightfully extravagant piece.

The bulbous pressed metal gun has a vibrant yellow and red color scheme with lightning bolts. Water gun action with an internal leather bladder "25 shot repeater". The gun carries a small picture of Buck Rogers along with plenty of copyright information to ward of competitors.

The gun was also produced in a copper finish.

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BUCK ROGER XZ-38 DISINTEGRATOR PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the third of the Daisy Buck Rogers space guns, produced in pressed steel with either a copper or a nickel finish. For the first time we see the appearance of the space styling that was to become a standard feature of most space guns. The Art Deco styling is enhanced with the flared nozzle, cooling fins, molded handle and the raised spark window. 9-3/4". The gun combines a pop gun action with sparks.

The gun was sold in stores but was also available as a Cream of Wheat premium in 1935 and a Popsicle premium in 1939.

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BUCK ROGERS COCOMALT RAYGUN & HELMET KIT - COCOMALT - USAA 1933 premium from Cocomalt. Comprises a card space gun and helmet. Packed in an envelope.
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BUCK ROGERS ROCKET PISTOL - COCOMALT - USAThis is the first of the paper Buck Rogers guns. Made for Cocomalt promotion-1934. There are no markings indicating Buck Rogers but at the time there was no risk of confusion.

9-1/2" cardboard. Came in mail away set with helmet

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BUCK ROGERS RUBBER BAND GUN - J F DILLE - USAThe second of the Buck Rogers paper space guns, John F. Dille Co. -1940. Offered a sales promotion for Onward School Supplies.

The 4-1/2" multi-colored paper gun card comes with with two cut out targets. Function - Punch out gun. Assemble and pull trigger to release rubber band
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BUCK ROGERS SONIC RAY GUN - NORTON-HONER - USABlack plastic battery operated flashlight space gun that also makes buzzing sound-7-1/2". This is the first appearance of this long-lived space gun design. The gun had a long run. In 1953 other colors were introduced: red, yellow and green with knobs and lens covers in various color combinations from this range. Two box variations are shown; the die-cut version is also a 1953 innovation. Maker's name varies: some are Norton-Honer Mfg. Co., others are Commonwealth Utilities Co. Box. The gun has been seen in a Buck Rogers comic strip for 9/22/1948.

Some examples have a brass adjustment knob fitted at the back. It is thought that this would silence the buzzer to save battery life.

First seen in a newspaper ad in September 1948. A patent for the design was registered in 1946 in the name of John F. Dille.


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BUCK ROGERS SPACE GUN TARGET SET - FLEETWOOD - ?White plastic raygun. Shoots darts. Blister carded.
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Buck Rogers Super Sonic Ray Gun - Norton-Honer - USABased on the success of the Buck Rogers Sonic Ray Gun, Norton-Honer released an upgraded SUPER version: a much larger flared barrel and a redesigned rear that replaces the telescopic sight. The back of the gun is now has a distinctive hump containing a compass-like dial. The telescopic sight has gone and the lens housing has become a large plastic assembly that dominates the gun.

The plastic battery operated flashlight gun has three changeable lenses, makes buzzing sound. 7-1/2" Later guns had single non color lens. The main color is black with color accents. The gun was also made in all green and red. Supersonic.

The gun was on sale in 1955.
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BUCK ROGERS U-235 ATOMIC PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the fifth and last Buck Rogers space gun produced by Daisy in 1945. The name Atomic on the box and stamped into the sides and reflects the popular fascination with the new science. Uranium 235 was widely discussed in 1945. The gun was on sale in late 1946. The gun is 10.5" and was available in either a silver colored steel or a black finish steel. Yellow and black box.

The new feature of this gun was its ability to repeatedly make a loud pop and produce a spark simply by pulling the trigger. No cocking of the gun was necessary.

Function: Pop gun action with spark effect.

A patent for this version was filed as early as 1935 and published in 1937.
Pat No. 2077763. Inventor: Charles F Lefever
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BUCK ROGERS U-238 ATOMIC PISTOL AND HOLSTER SET - DAISY MFG - USAMfg. by Daisy 1946. A combination of a gold version of the U-235 space gun, leather holster and belt. Sold in a red and black box. This was a mail-away boxed set for Christmas 1946. 10" long gold colored steel

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BUCK ROGERS XZ-31 ROCKET PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the first ever toy space gun. The gun is manufactured from heavy gauge blued steel, a fact that explains why so many have survived. The gun has Art Deco styling with a flared barrel tip and distinctive two-ring structure on the top. Pop gun action. Available in plain steel and blued steel versions, though the latter usually loses its finish. Released for Christmas 1934 and certainly on sale as early as July. The gun was a very popular item and stores soon ran out of stock. 9.5" long.

The gun was designed to produce a loud report without firing a cork.

The patent for this gun was granted in July 1935.
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A second more detailed patent was filed soon after
Pat No. 2055900
The inventor was Charles F Lefever
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BUCK ROGERS XZ-35 "WILMA" ROCKET PISTOL - DAISY MFG - USAThis is the second Buck Rogers space gun. The XZ-35 Rocket Pistol is smaller than the XZ-31 7.5" as opposed to the 9.5" of the XZ-31. In addition the XZ-35 barrel nose is black right to the end and has no collar. Called by collectors the "Wilma" gun. Pressed steel pop gun action. The box is the same, except that it carries the ZX-35 wording.

Released in 1935.
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CADET SPACE GUN - TSL - ENGLAND?Metallic silver green painted metal space gun. Simple pistol shape with partial rings pressed into the back. CADET and TSL embossed on the handle. Clicker action. Maker? Date? Early 1950s, possibly England.
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CAP PISTOL ROCKET GUN F-703 - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANA stylish light blue plastic space gun with a brown handle insert. Cap firing. Bagged with header card. DAH YANG F703
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CAP ROCKET GUN - MAKER? - HONG KONGBlue plastic pistol that combines a rocket launching action and cap firing. Shoots a large plastic rocket. Bagged with header card.
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CAP SHOOTING TOMMY GUN (RADAR RAIDER) - ARLISS - USAA large plastic space machine gun. Rings on the barrel and muzzle. Large telescopic sight. Drum magazine. "Cap Firing Tommy Gun". Battery operated with noise and light.Molded dial detailing in the side and lightning flashes on the stock. Marked Radar Raider on the sides.

Available in a range of colors including red, black and grey. 18"

A water pistol version of this gun was advertised in 1955. Arliss Co Premier Plastics Division.
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CAPITAN MARTE - CAPTAIN MARS GUN - SPAIN?Large plastic space rifle, red body, white stock, yellow barrel. XL5 decal on the sides. The unusual stock is flat in design with a battery housing in the middle. Battery operated with noise and flashing lights in the barrel.

Capitan Marte is the Spanish Steve Zodiac from Fireball XL5

This is the same design as the Tada Tommy Kick gun.
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CAPITAO ESPACIAL SPACE GUN - ESTRELA - BRAZILBlue and red tin lithographed bulbous space gun with a clear red plastic barrel containing "lipstick" inserts. Elaborate litho detailing of a space station and delta wing on the body. Marked Capitao Espacial. Friction noise and spark. Brazilian version of the Yoshiya KO Space Super Jet Gun 9.5" 24cm Box?

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CAPT BUCK FLASH BUZZ RAY GUN - REMCO - USAAnother version of the Remco Electronic Space Gun. In this instance the body of the gun is silver while the lens hood and telescopic sights are red. Flashing light and buzzer action. Dated 1965
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CAPTAIN ATOM PROJECTOR PISTOL - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAMail-away space gun based on Captain Atom, the comic book that featured the Australian equivalent of Superman in the late 1940s. A metallic blue diecast pistol. The angular pistol shaped gun has a distinctive V design on the grip. Battery powered projector gun with six film strips featuring such Australian-drawn comic characters as Captain Atom, Flynn of the FBI, The Grey Domino and The Lone Wolf. Early 1950s

Sold in a fairly plain blue box. The gun is based on the American Auto-Magic Space Viewer by Stephens.

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CAPTAIN METEOR HOLSTER SET - RANGER STEEL CORPORATION - USABoxed set comprising the Ranger Cosmic Ray Gun and silver holster on a black belt.

A second, more colorful holster in red, black and white is known (bottom) but a maker has not been established. Date?
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CAPTAIN SCARLET ANTI MYSTERON RIFLE - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA very long space cap firing rifle. At the heart of this gun is the diecast metal pistol. Plastic components have been added at either end to make this imposing gun. The body is red metal with a side grip, at the front is a silver plastic nose assembly and at the rear is black plastic handle. 1968.

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CAPTAIN SCARLET DART GUN - CENTURY 21White plastic dart shooting space gun, using the same mold as the water pistol version of the gun. Blister carded with three flat Mysteron target figures and three darts. Authorised Gerry Anderson.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET GUN - LONE STAR - ENGLANDDiecast metal cap firing gun based on the Gerry Anderson series. An angular red metal design with yellow plastic handle inserts. The tapered barrel has concentric rings. Released in 1967.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET GUN AND HOLSTER - TAKUTOKU TT - JAPANA basic black plastic Colt style western revolver marked Giant. The gun has a simple click action. Vinyl holster with Captain Scarlet image. The leather belt is made of a series of interlocking leather segments. Gerry Anderson
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CAPTAIN SCARLET HOLSTER SET - LONE STAR - ENGLANDWhite plastic cap firing space gun, using the same mold as the water pistol version of the gun. Blister carded with plastic holster. Authorised Gerry Anderson.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET SUPER ESPACIAL DART PISTOL - BALTASAR - SPAINBlue plastic pistol. Spring darts shooting action. Gerry Anderson. Bag with header card. Baltasar, Spain. Accurate shape, but the color is not accurate. Comes complete with a trade card.
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CAPTAIN SCARLET WATER PISTOL - CENTURY 21 TOYS - ENGLANDAuthentic design white plastic water pistol with red top. Sold in a bag with a header card. Gerry Anderson. 7 1/2"
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CAPTAIN SPACE SOLAR SCOUT ATOMIC RAY GUN - MARX - USALarge 26" hard plastic futuristic battery operated space rifle with telescopic sight. The sleek gun's principal feature is the large flashlight mounted on top of the barrel: it has a color changing action activated by a switch. When the trigger is pressed the gun makes a sound and the light shines. 27"

The rifle was produced in a wide range of colors including red, blue, silver, gold, white and maroon. The gun has a colored nozzle tip in various colors.

The rifle appears in a 1955 George Worthington catalog where it is shown as a two-tone version called Space Ray Gun. No such two-tone version is known. The technical drawing is dated 1954.

On sale in December 3, 1953, The Indiana Gazette

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CAPTAIN VIDEO BELT AND HOLSTER - MAKER? - USATwo examples of the Captain Video holster.
1 Black holster with red top cover. White belt. Both carry Captain Video wording and logo.

2 Black holster and belt. Large red Captain Video logo on both pieces.

Maker? Early 1950s. Authorised Captain Video merchandise.

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CAPTAIN VIDEO SECRET RAY GUN PREMIUM - POWERHOUSE CANDY - USAMail away premium. Red plastic gun, battery operated flashlight action. Based on the popular radio series, the gun was sold as a premium by Power House candy. 4 ins long battery operated gun. Came in a plain box with a "Luma-Glo" card that produced glowing messages when the gun was pointed at it.

Mentioned in a newspaper The Salina Journal, Mar 16 1955
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CENTURY 21 SPACE GUN - STALCO _USAA most unusual red plastic space gun. The sleek, futuristic rifle gun has two stocks. The gun first shoots plastic spinners and these become targets for the darts which are fired by a pump action. The official toy of the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle.
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CINE COLT - KOSEISHA - JAPANBlue plastic battery operated angular space gun. This is a projector gun designed to accept film strips and project them on flat surfaces. Japan 1950s? projector projection
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CLICK-FEU MARTIEN SPACE GUN - RJ - FRANCEThis green plastic space gun is a copy of the American Ranger Steel Cosmic Ray Gun, but there are significant differences, particularly to the sight on the top.

7 1/2 ins long. Trigger produces sparks via an internal flint. In this case there is a metal flint holder instead of the US plastic version. In addition the nose assembly is clear red plastic. Date?
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CLICKA BUBBLE SHOOTER - Ranger Steel Products Corp - USAPlastic 7-1/2" plastic gun.
Versions: yellow body with red barrel and blue trigger
blue body with red barrel and yellow trigger. Comes with bottle of bubble liquid; blows bubbles when the trigger is pulled. Mfg. by Ranger Steel Products Corp. , N.Y.

The body of the gun has essentially the same mold as used for the Cosmic Ray Gun.
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CLICKER JET GUN SET - REL MF CMPANY - USASmall grey plastic space gun "Clicker Jet Gun". Mounted on card with goggles and whistle.

The 5-1/2" plastic clicker gun has rings on the rear of the barrel and has a distinctly angled handle. It was sold in a set with goggles and in a larger set with goggles and whistle.

Colors: grey and yellow

Made by Rel Manufacturing Corporation of NJ. On sale November 1952. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader November 03, 1952

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CLICKER SPACE GUN - UNIDENTIFIEDA hard plastic space gun with telescopic sight. An intricate molding with a truncated pyramid shaped body with a short barrel. Available in a range of colors, oftem marbled plastic. Simple clicker action. 5" 12cm Details?
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COLT PARACHUTISTE - MAKER? - FRANCEGold colored diecast pistol. Cap firing action. Futuristic lines and a distinctive angled sight on the top. It has similar styling to L'ATOMIC INTERPLANETAIRE and to the Stevens range of diecast space guns.

France 1950s. No maker's name on the box.
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COMET GUN - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANLarge green plastic space pistol with yellow muzzle and red antenna. Shoots darts and fires caps. Cap firing. DY in a crown logo. Sold in bag with header card. Also in blue plastic.

See also the Comet-7 version of this gun.
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COMET MACHINE GUN - YOSHIYA - JAPANLarge tin lithographed pace machine gun. The gun has a clear plastic top containing a set of the colored plastic gears found in their robot range. Wood effect stock with spaceman's head. Clear green plastic barrel with a yellow tip. Friction noise, spark and turning visible gear action. 18.5" First sighted in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog, item #2032

Still listed in the 1973 catalog.

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COMET RUNNING WATER PISTOL - KGK - JAPANClear green plastic space water gun in the shape of a jet plane. KGK is Kanto Gosei Kogyo.
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COMET SPACE GUN - MAKER? Hard plastic space gun with an angular pistol shape. Water pistol. Marked Comet Gun on the sides. Details?
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COMET-7 GUN - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANThis appears to be identical to the Comet version of the gun. Large blue plastic space pistol with yellow muzzle and red antenna. Shoots darts and fires caps. Cap firing. DY in a crown logo. Sold in bag with header card

The artwork is essentially the same as the Apollo-X gun with simply a change of gun.
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CONDOR GUN - MAKER? - JAPANSmall tinplate space gun. Friction action. Bare metal with a Saturn logo embossed on the side. Marked CONDOR. Probably sold in trade boxes. 1950s
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CONDOR SPACE GUN - MAKER? - JAPANA small nickel plated tin cap firing space gun. There is a small blue painted plate near the firing mechanism. A condor design and the wording CONDOR are embossed the body. 4ins 10cm 1950s Early Japan. Plated metal
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COSMIC COP - WICKE - WEST GERMANYA large purple plastic space water pistol. The unusual design has a large water reservoir at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. In addition this version has a detachable, long thin plastic sight at the front of the barrel. The gun also has a dart shooting action. 12 in, 31 cm. Made in Germany under license from Lone Star.

This is essentially the same molding as the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
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COSMIC JET GUN - WES-KO PRODUCTS - USAA small plastic water pistol 5". A rear fin and rings around the end of the short barrel. Rocket molded into the handle. Color Variations: red w/ yellow muzzle, green w/yellow muzzle. Sold in trade boxes.

Featured in a 1953 trade ad in Toys and Novelties magazine.
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COSMIC JET PISTOL - LONE STAR - ENGLANDA large white plastic space water pistol. The unusual design has a large water reservoir at the back of the gun with a slender barrel tipped with four fins. Paper decal detailing. 12 in, 31 cm

This is essentially the same molding as the Hong Kong Space Hero 500-X Laser Gun.
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COSMIC PISTOL No K-4 Biotsiot GreeceRed plastic water pistol with blue nozzle.
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COSMIC RAY - STEVENS - USASilver painted diecast space gun. The gun has a combination of battery operated flashlight and a cap firing action. The gun has red capped windows on either side that light up when the trigger is pulled. Batteries fit into the rear of the gun, accounting for the gun's 11" length. It has the distinctive forward sweeping front sight of the Neutron Blaster and has a jet plane molded in the handle.

The gun was not released by the company before its closure, but a tiny number of examples were manufactured for evaluation.
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COSMIC RAY GUN - ALPS - JAPANBlack tin space gun with a horse printed on the handle. Friction action with spark. There is also a distinctive cylindrical siren mounted underneath the muzzle: it sounds when the trigger is pulled. Another example of a gun trying to suit all occasions: police, cowboy and, thanks to the name, space.

Police western crossover. early
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COSMIC RAY GUN - BELL TOY - ENGLANDA version of the American Electro Ray Gun. The mold has been altered to remove the Electro wording from the side and the gun generally lacks the fine detailing of the original. Red plastic with a yellow trigger. Saturn image on the handle. Battery powered with noise and flashlight action. The box is also a copy of the Econ Products original.

5.5 ins.
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COSMIC RAY GUN - DAIYA - JAPANSilver grey tin lithographed space gun. Pistol shape. Battery operated "with noise and miracle flash". Transparent plastic barrel tip has a rotating coloured light effect. Angular cutout with red inserts in one side. Batteries fit into the handle.

Image courtesy Smith House Auctions
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COSMIC RAY GUN - DAIYA - JAPANMetallic blue plastic space gun with tin panel on the side. The panel reads "COSMIC RAY GUN". The barrel tip is clear plastic with a ligh. Battery operated noise and flashing light action. 10.5"

Featured in the 1967 Daiya catalog.
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COSMIC RAY GUN - RANGER STEEL PRODUCTS - USAMulticolored pressed steel space gun with transparent orange plastic barrel, the base of which is visible through a slot in the side of the gun. Marked "Cosmic Ray Gun" Small yellow site. Friction sparking action. 8 1/2 ins. The partially recessed nature of the barrel is reminiscent of some of the early Japan space guns.

The gun is featured in the Monygomery Ward catalog for 1952.
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COSMIC RAY GUN MOONLIGHT MAN - NOMURA - JAPAN
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This is a Moonlight Man variation of standard silver grey tin lithographed space gun. Pistol shape. Battery operated "with noise and miracle flash". Transparent plastic barrel tip has a rotating coloured light effect. Angular cutout with red inserts in one side. Batteries fit into the handle. Only the box differs from the original


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COSMIC RAY GUN NO 249 - RANGER STEEL CORPORATION - USAA red hard plastic raygun. The gun has a futuristic design with a rounded body divided into a number of segments ending with a clear orange cylinder from which a short barrel emerges. Sight on top. Eccentrically shaped handle. 7.5" 19cm long. Pulling the trigger produces sparks via an internal flint. Red and blue versions.

This is the same mold as used for the Clicka Bubble Shooter.

Made by the Ranger Steel Products Corporation. Widely advertised in late 1953.
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COSMIC RAYS GUN - SHUDO - JAPANRelatively small lithographed tin space rifle, more the size of a space gun. Spark window in center. Friction noise and spark action. 20cm.

There is also a Korean version of this gun which is identical except for the letter "A" on the stock. It is believed that there must be a link between Shudo and some Korean factory because there are a lot of Shudo space guns produced in Korea with no differences except the logo

Featured in the 1986 Masudaya catalogue.
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COSMIC SPACE GUN - YAMAKI - JAPANClear plastic space gun. Angular body with a rocket shaped muzzle. Paper decal decorations on the side. Friction action with spark. Metal trigger. Red and blue versions known. 8" 12cm Yamaki has a question mark in a circle of dots logo. 1970s.

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COSMIC SPACE SET - US PLASTIC CO - USASet comprises two of the familiar spinner-shooting rayguns and a pair of microphones. This guns in this boxed set have a small rear fin, smooth handle and concave trigger.

The spinner shooting guns are the original versions of this much copied space gun.

The walkie talkies are string type with a retractable antenna feature. Mouthpiece for siren noise. The set was being discounted in December 1953 so predates this.
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COSMIC WATER GUN - MAKER? - CHINALater version of the large 17" plastic water pistol. This recent gun has space graphics molded into the sides along with the COSMIC WATER GUN wording. Came in various colors including clear plastic.

Function-Unique water gun with two triggers. The one at the front is a water pistol, the one at the back is a clicker.

Mfg. in Hong Kong in the 1980s. No maker's name on the packaging. Bag with header card.
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COSMIC-RAY MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPAN16" blue tin lithographed space machine gun. Battery operated with noise and rotating flashing light in the clear plastic panel near the muzzle. The gun has a distinctive sculptural figure printed on the stock.

The box artwork is of interest: the enemy are depicted as flying aliens with capes. The gun's title also begins with an enigmatic XXX.

Mfg. by TN trademark-Japan 1960s

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COSMICLOUDER SMOKE GUN - JVZ FOR QUISP - USAA 7” long soft red plastic cereal premium space gun with movable cone nozzle. Talcum powder blowing action. The gun has a very angular design with a distinctive cone shaped muzzle. Stars on grips. Quisp molded on the barrel The funnel-shaped muzzle is removable so gun can be refilled with talc.

Posted in a mail away box. 1965
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COSMISK STRALE MARS PISTOL - BAMBOLA - SWEDENGold plastic raygun with flashlite action.

The handle has a star in a circle.

This is a hard plastic classic shape space gun. The cylindrical body has an angled stock. Rings surround the barrel and the back of the gun. A short cone shaped telescopic sight is mounted on top. There is a clear plastic lens housing at the front. Seen in gold. A star is molded into the handle. The gun comes with an alternative lens cover.

Battery operated. Comes in a box with a pair of space goggles. Sweden. Based on the design for the Tom Corbett Atomic Pistol and the Space Patrol Atomic Flashlite Pistol both by Marx. "Cosmic Ray Mars Gun" Swedish flashlight 8" 20cm
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COWBOY ON HORSE SPACE GUN - JAPANEarly small blue and yellow lithographed tin space gun. This angular gun has two wavy lines cut into the sides of the gun with red plastic liners. Friction noise and spark.There is a picture of a mounted cowboy on the handle.
Name? Box?
Western crossover
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COWBOY SPACE GUN - ASAHI? - JAPANThe shape is clearly a space gun, but the litho is serving the western market. A typical crossover item in the same range as the Space Navigator Gun, therefore probably made by Asahi.

Small early blue, red and yellow tin lithographed space gun. Angular pistol shape with a picture of a cowboy on the handle, COW BOY wording. Friction noise and spark. 3.5" 9cm Box?
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CRACKER JET SPACE GUN - METTOY - ENGLANDAn English version of the Renwal INTERPLANETARY PLANET JET CLICKER WATER GUN. Unlike the American version this is made of metallic green plastic with yellow sight, trigger and nozzle. The toy was sold on a small backing card similar to Renwal's. Pressing the trigger pushes on an internal bladder and squirts water with a click sound. Marked Mettoy Made in England on the round boss above the trigger and Crackerjet on the handle.

Featured in the Mettoy catalog for 1954.
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CRAGSTAN DOUBLE BARREL AUTOMATIC RAPID ACTION PISTOL - NOMURA - JAPANRed tin lithographed space machine gun. 8" 20cm Cylindrical magazine. Copious litho detailing. Double-barrelled gun: two clear green plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark. Condor logo and elaborate heraldic styled detailing. Same pressing as the Super Jetter Space Gun and the non-Cragstan Atomic Gun. Plain white box with a picture of the gun.
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