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33 REPEATER Z-Z RAY VARIATION SPACE GUN - WYANDOTTE - USARecent research has established that there are two versions of the Wyandotte Space Gun. This "litho tip" version is a later gun and has been dated to 1941 in an A&P Food Store advertisement. The gun was sold in the original 33 Repeater box.

This is a red painted pressed steel pop gun with rings pressed into the body. Flared muzzle with a large lithographed front sight and a small rear telescopic sight. 7" 17cm

Pop gun action Produced by All-Metal Products (1941, Wyandotte, Michigan, USA).

007 LINTERNA ESPACIAL RAYGUN - ROKY - ARGENTINAHard plastic battery operated fashlight raygun. Rear fin. Detachable nose lens assembly. This gun ues the same molds and box art as the Pifco Zetaray gun. See in red and green version.

These guns are very poor quality with an irregular finish and badly fitting components.

3 COLOR SPACE RAY GUN - IDEAL - USAPlastic raygun. Nine inches long. The space gun has a very distinctive huge flared front end with lens assembly and three blue plastic prongs at the rear. Battery powered flashlight with three color lens operated by a lever on the lens housing. Comes with display box, instructions/morse code key, bulb and bulb holder inside.

The gun is featured in an Ideal Catalog for 1952.

Colors are combinations of red, blue and black.

50 MEGATONES SPACE GUN - MAKER? - SPAINBlow moulded plastic space water pistol modelled on the Hubley Disintegrator. Spain. Date? Details?

A second version with a slightly different muzzle design is shown below.

See also Atom Kim
888 CAP PISTOL RAY GUN - DIA - JAPANSmall blue and red tinplate space gun. The gun has a raised green revolver chamber molding on each side and has molded and lithographed detailing of a rocket on a background of stars and Saturn. Marked 888 on the sides. 3ins 7.5cm

This is probably by the DIA or Diamond company of Japan 1950s. It is the same pressing as the DIA plain cap gun. 3" embossed cap pistol. Cap firing action. Early Japan 1950s
Box? Packaging?
A'S DO ESPACO (ACE OF SPACE) - ESTRELA - BRAZILBrazilian version of the Double Barrel Mars Gun. Large blue lithographed tin space gun. Two transparent blue plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark action. Marked "A'S DO ESPACO". There is a great deal of space theme litho all over the gun.

See the Jato Espaco version.
ACE HART SPACE SQUADRON SONIC BEAM GUN - LONE STAR TOYS DCMT - ENGLANDSpace Squadron Sonic Beam Gun. Black plastic raygun with red lens and green or red telescopic sight. Two sets of jagged fins are moulded into the barrel. Battery operated flashlight action. Based on the Buck Rogers Sonic Ray Gun. Two sets of fins on the barrel. One example has an additional circular insert in the handle. It hasn't been positively identified.

Also seen in silver with a red sight.

On sale in December 1952 and featured in trade catalogs for 1952. English. A clip hole is molded into the handle.

English space gun based on the Norton-Honer Buck Rogers Sonic Ray.
AGENT ZERO-M SONIC BLASTER - MATTEL - USAA very large black plastic bazooka. This was perhaps inspired by the success of the Wham-O air blaster. The bazooka-like air gun is hand-pumped until full, placed on the shoulder, and then fired. It release a concentrated burst of air toward spring-loaded targets accompanied by a booming sound. The gun was considered capable of producing high decibel levels and is now considered dangerous. 1964.
AGENTE ESPACIAL - BW PLASTICOS - ARGENTINAPlastic space gun with sight. Shoots darts. Carded. Maker BW

The basic shape is that of the Lone Star range of diecast space cap guns. The sight has been altered and deep lines engraved in the body forming a grid pattern. Seen in light green. See also the POLICIA PLANETARIO PISTOLA ESPACIAL

AGUALASER - PSE - SPAINPlastic space water pistol with a separate refillable plastic reservoir. Various colors. Blister carded.
AIR GUN - KANG YUAN - CHINABrightly lithographed tinplate space gun. Blue, red and yellow angular pistol style. Integrated sight. This is a pop gun that shoots plastic bullets. Six light plastic missiles are included. Earth and capsule graphics on the handle. Kang Yuan, Shanghai. 8" 20cm

Non-space versions exist.
ALEN 55 SPACE WATER PISTOL - LILPA - ITALYA hard plastic space water squirt gun. Transparent plastic with a ball shaped muzzle. A plastic spaceman or alien is visible inside at the back of the barrel, similar to the German Ideal design. Made by Lilpa of Milan. Name? Date? Box? Packaging?
ALFA ZETA GUN - CO-MA - ITALYPlastic space water pistol. A long, slender gun with a telescopic sight. A spinning plastic wheel is set into the side. 47cm. Date? Box?
ALIEN SPACE GUN - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAA bulbous clear plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. This is an Australian version of the J.G. Schrödel design, sometimes called the Astronaut Rocket Ray Gun. This is a 6.5" 16cm version with one flat plastic alien inside. Name? Date?
ALIENS/ALIEN LIQUIDATOR GUN - PARK PLASTICS - TAIWANPlastic water pistol. 7 1/2" 19cm Candy colored plastic gun based on the Space Outlaw design with a much shortened barrel. The dome on the side where the spark window was on the original has a stepped effect like the Moondodger gun. Park's, Made in Taiwan and Singapore

Item No 139 in the 1979 Park Plastics catalog.
ALPS SPACE GUN - ALPS - JAPANA miniature (3 ins) tin space gun. Classic shape with a rear fin. Light green with three red dots on the side. The handle has a pressing similar to the Alps logo. "ALPS" is pressed into the fin, though the S can be hard to see. When the trigger is pressed, resistance is felt, and a small jet of air exits the barrel. It may be a smoke/powder gun, as the air isn't strong enough to push out anything so dense as a cork. Box?

See also the KGK space guns.
AMETRALLADORA DE COMBAT, TIGER MACHINE GUN - DELL TOYS - ARGENTINABlack and grey tinplate space machine gun with red and yellow details. Cylindrical red plastic drum on the top. Short red barrel. Tiger wording on the side and a tiger head graphic on the stock. Friction action with noise.

A second litho variation is shown below.

See also the Halcon version. There is a strong resemblance to the Sankei Tracer Machine Gun.
AMETRALLADORA MARCIANA - MAKER? - ARGENTINAMartian Machine Gun. The Argentine version of the Pyrotomic Disintegrator Rifle. Gold plastic with a red plastic barrel and other detailing. Maker? The gun has four vents in the side, as does the original.
AMETRALLADORA TIGER MACHINE GUN - HALCON - ARGENTINAGrey green tinplate space machine gun with a wood effect stock. Cylindrical red plastic drum on the top. Short red barrel. Tiger wording on the side and a tiger head graphic on the stock. Friction action with noise.

There is a strong resemblance to the Sankei Tracer Machine Gun.
ANTI-DALEK DISINTEGRATOR GUN - LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL - USAA Dr Who themed variation of the Lincoln siren gun. Light blue and white plastic with amber muzzle. Battery operated light and siren. 1965

disinte-grator doctor
APOLLO RAY GUN - TAKATOKU - JAPANTin litho raygun with transparent red plastic barrel. A tin color spiral wheel is visible through a cutout in each side. Distinctive fan shape of three spark windows. Friction noise and spark action. Japan 1960s. There is an additional Y in a circle logo on the box, identified as Sanko. Same pressing as the Space Ray Gun. TT logo T.T. Features in a 1960s Takatoku catalog.

See also the Space Ray Gun version of this gun.
APOLLO-X GUN F-905 - DAH YANG DY - TAIWANA pale blue cap firing gun that can also shoot darts (though non are present in the bag) Paper decals. This is basically the same design as the Italian Atomic Orbetor-X gun, which in turn is based on the Palitoy Cosmic Ray Gun. The cylinder under the barrel indicates that the gas canister for the Orbetor was left attached when the mold for this gun was prepared. Date? F905

The card artwork is the same as on the Comet-7 space gun, with the gun adjusted to suit the package contents.
APOLO WATER GUN - MS - JAPANClear plastic space water pistol. The gun's body has a distinctive conical shape. Apollo misspelling. Blue and yellow versions. Sold in trade boxes.
AQUARIUS WATER PISTOL - PALMER - HONG KONGClear amber plastic space water pistol. The gun has an arched top and bottom, giving it a distinctive bowed shape. Marked Aquarius. 6.5" 17cm. Made in Hong Kong for Palmer, USA.
ARMA DE LOS ESPACIOS, ROCKET DART GUN - NEMROD - SPAINA red plastic classic rounded space gun. Shoots darts. This is a Spanish version of the US Plastic Space Patrol Rocket Gun. The gun is structurally identical to the original but carries Spanish wording and an archer logo. 1950s. Box?
ARROW LAUNCHER SPACE GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANSilver plastic raygun. Shoots darts and spinners. 10" plastic gun with white metallic finish that was inspired by the 1960s Japanese Captain Ultra show. It's also somewhat similar to the French Le Pistolet de l'Annee. it has an internal slanted hole with a spring for the dart. You have to depress the trigger to raise the saucer rod to wind the saucer, then push the saucer down to catch, then push the dart all the way inside the gun. You depress the trigger once to launch the saucer, then again to release the dart.

The gun is made by the same manufacturer as the Jet Laucher Lost In Space knock-off gun.

The logo is a T inside an M - MATSUSHIRO. There is a link to T.T. Takatoku TT
ASTRA GUN MARK XI - TRANSOGRAM - USACylindrical red and black plastic space gun with large trigger guard. Straw shooting action. Blister carded with target on back. 22 cm. Copyright date 1961.

ASTRA SHOOTER - A IN DIAMOND - JAPANA small (3") clear plastic space gun. Angular design. Shoots small candy balls. Date?
ASTRALE SPACE WATER PISTOL - COMA - ITALYPlastic space gun water pistol with impressive retro style detailing including a protractor elevation dial and a deco sunrise design on the handle. A whitle is built into the design. Comes with a cardboard holster. Available in several colors: silver, red. The Astrale is featured in the 1964 Co-Ma catalog as Art 197. 16.5cm

Also produced in transparent colors.

The gun is very similar to the Coma Marziana gun, but the detailing is quite different.

Co.Ma Pistola Spaziale Coma Co-Ma The gun was sold with a cardboard holster decorated with a spaceman and the wording ASTRALE.

ASTRO BOY CINE COLT - KOSEISHA - JAPAN Blue plastic pistol with flashlight action. Battery powered, projects pictures from a filmstrip. Atom Boy Cine-Colt, Soseisha, Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
ASTRO BOY GUN - MAKER? - JAPANConventional light blue tin revolver with wood effect handle. Pop gun, shoots corks. Astro Boy graphic on the handle. Maker? Box?
ASTRO BOY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANMetallic silver tinplate machine gun with wood effect stock. Atom Boy graphics on the stock. Action? Tada. Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
ASTRO BOY MACHINE GUN MG5 - TADA - JAPANLarge tin lithographed space machine gun in blue, red and yellow. Small pistol grip at the rear. The gun is fitted with a two legged stand. Astroboy image on the side. Friction noise and spark.
ASTRO BOY SPACE GUN - TADA - JAPANAngular tin lithographed double barrelled space pistol style gun with Astroboy on the side. Spring loaded, shoots darts. 8 inches long. 1960s Box?
ASTRO BOY SPACE MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANLarge 18 inch tinplate lithographed space machine gun. Wood effect stock, ribbed red plastic spark window at the base of a smooth plastic barrel with red tip. Astro Boy / Mighty Atom litho on the stock and the body. Friction action with noise and spark. Box? Date?

Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
ASTRO FLEET GUN - PARK PLASTICS CO - USAYellow plastic space gun with red muzzle and trigger. Distinctive lines run along the gun's body and the barrel has a more substantial muzzle piece.. Shoots spinners with small plastic domes, each containing an astronaut figure. It calls them "manned space craft".

This gun was later released as the Sky Lab, a more topical name.
ASTRO MACHINE GUN - KINGSWAY - HONG KONGPlastic space gun. Chrome attachments on both the back of the gun front of the barrel. 10" 25cm Made in a range of colors: red, blue, yellow. Friction action with noise and spark. Window box.

The plainer box version was made in Taiwan.

ASTRO RAY DALEK GUN - BELL TOY - ENGLANDA bulky red plastic space gun with white lens cap and tail fin. Battery operated flashlight space gun also shoots darts. The box art shows an impressive Doctor Who Dalek scene. 1967

The gun is essentially identical to the Ohio art version, ie there is no Dalek specific wording. The Bell maker's identity on the pressing is the only difference.

Based on the Ohio Art Astroray Flashlight Target Gun.
ASTRO RAY GUN - HONG KONGClear red hard plastic space gun with hump at the back. Friction noise and spark. This was originally released by Daiya as the Astro Ray Gun and the X-Ray Gun. Bagged with header card.
ASTRO RAY GUN - N LOGO - JAPANA brightly lithographed tin friction space gun in a mixture of blue, red, yellow and orange colors. Clear red plastic barrel with rings. The elaborate space litho includes Saturn, Earth, planets and stars. "ASTRO RAY GUN" printed on the top. Noise and spark friction action. 22cm

This is the same pressing as the Universe Gun. The identity of the N in a Circle logo has not yet been established. Date?
ASTRO RAY GUN - SHUDO - JAPANA metallic silver lithographed tinplate angular space gun. Marked ASTRO RAY GUN. The gun has a single rectangular red plastic spark window on each side. Friction action with spark.

Featured in the 1973 Ichimura catalog. Item #8111
ASTRO RAY MONSTER GUN SET - DAIYA? - JAPANA carded version of the red plastic Astro Ray friction space gun. The set comprises a gun, leather belt and holster and a space watch. The header card depicts Godzilla-style prehistoric monsters attacking a ship. No details of name or maker on the card. The holster has a tin crown badge attached which may suggest a link to the Crown company that made early space guns. Possibly by Daiya. Date?
ASTRO SQUIRTER - KILGORE - HONG KONGStocky transparent plastic space water pistol with telescopic sight. The barrel has rings and a distinctive cross pattern of fins around the muzzle. Bagged with header card. Similar in styling to the Rex Mars Planet Patrol Pistol. Made in Hong Kong for the US Kilgore company. Item 2012. Dated 1974.

This is the same design as the Mak's Mars No 288 Space Water Gun
ASTRO ZAPPER - KUSAN - USAA large 11-1/2" bazooka like plastic space gun. The gun is cocked and fires light plastic ball. Came with 3 plastic balls
Available in black and white versions. The earliest version is currently dated to 1974 and later releases date as late as 1980.

Some versions have Star Wars look-alike graphics.

Also shown (bottom) is a Spanish release of the gun.
ASTRO-PHASER ELECTRONIC SPACE GUN - MARX - USAMade by Louis Marx Co. The Astro-Phaser is a large, black box-shaped plastic battery operated space gun that produces three electronic sounds. Decal detailing Identical to the Sound O Power gun. 12 inches long.

Probably mid 1970s Star Trek copy.
ASTROBOY SPACE GUN - TADA - JAPANBrightly lithographed tin friction space gun with clear red plastic barrel. Astroboy Atom Boy graphics. Noise and spark friction action. 22cm

Same design as the Universe Gun by N but is later because the cylindrical pressing on the side no longer serves a purpose. (It was the revolver cylinder on the Universe Gun)
ASTRONAUT FLASH BUZZ GUN - REMCO - USAAnother variation of the plastic battery operated raygun with light and buzzer sound. USA. This is a bulky angular gun with a big trigger guard and two part working telescopic sight. Yellow/ black sightand black/yellow versions. Window boxed.

Featured in the 1964 Remco catalog but advertised in newspapers in December 1963.
ASTRONAUT GUN - YOSHIYA - JAPANA light metallic blue lithographed tin space gun with spaceship shaped body and a small rear fin. The gun has side fins which enhance the rocket effect. Clear red plastic barrel with ribbed base. Marked Venus-Mars on one side, and Jupiter-Pluto on the other. ASTRONAUT marked on the handle. Friction noise and spark action. Box? KO
Astronaut Pistol Mars - Ites - CzechoslovakiaTin lithographed space pistol with clear angular plastic window bay at the front of the gun. Mars wording on the handle. Friction spark and noise. Based on the Japanese Rosko Space Pistol. Two litho versions shown. 1967
ASTRONAUT ROCKET GUN - DAIYA - JAPANBlue tin lithographed space gun with red telescopic sight. Three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Oval spark windows. Marked "Astronaut Rocket Gun" on the sides. Triangular box with generic artwork used on other versions of this gun. Friction noise and spark action. One of the many guns based on the Daiya Mars Gun. 9" 23cm
ASTRONAUT SCREAMING MISSILE PISTOL - TUDOR ROSE - ENGLANDThis is a large hard plastic space gun with separate plastic barrel housing and muzzle tip. Shoots a large red grenade-headed dart. The missile makes a whistling noise when fired. 10"x 6"

The gun has a traditional revolver appearance but is transformed with a red ringed breech unit and a ribbed plastic barrel tip.

Color combinations: yellow/red, black/red, blue/red. Item no #6621

The grenades are the same as used on the Martian Screaming Missile Gun. See also the Ultra Dart Gun version of this space gun.
ASTRONAUT SPACE GUN - HONG KONGA version of the Taiyo Razer Ray Gun. Plastic space gun with large trigger guard. Clear red plastic barrel with chrome silver tip. There is a large window in the side revealing three geared wheels which spin when the trigger is pulled. Friction spark and noise. Grey and blue versions shown. Three visible gears. Barbed nozzle tip.
ASTRONAUTA SPACE GUN - ATLANTIC - ITALYA long yellow hard plastic dart firing space gun. 13" 34cm Distinctive straight edge along the top, coiled effect trigger guard and curved lines. The gun has an extra finned extension of the main barrel tip. Similarities exist with the Reliable Space Patrol Water Pistol.

Sold as part of the Astronauta space set comprising helmet, oxygen tanks and space gun. The helmet is marked X-0.

The gun would appear to be adapted from the Samco Mitra Marziano gun.

ASTRORAY FLASHLIGHT TARGET GUN - OHIO ART - USAThis is the original version of a space gun that ingeniously combined a flashlight with a dart shooting action. The bulky 10" red plastic gun has a large white lens cover and a white tail fin. The flashlight is the large top structure and the darts are fired from the lower tube. Includes metal target with 2 shooting surfaces

Pressing the trigger lights the flashight target and fires a dart.

Produced in a number of other versions. Newspaper ads date this to November 1966. Two box versions shown.
ASTRORAY GUN - COTC - KOREABlue, white and red lithographed tin space gun with a long red plastic barrel. 9.5". Friction action with noise and spark. Crimped construction. Comes in triangular box with space scene. Also sold in trade boxes.

Mfg. for Coast Orient Trading Corp of Los Angeles. Made in Korea. This is copy of the Shudo original. Advertised in 1970.

ASTRORAY GUN - COTC - KOREATin lithographed version of the Shudo Astroray Gun, unusual pattern of red and yellow circles on a black background. Clear red plastic barrel. Friction noise and spark.

Mfg. for Coast Orient Trading Corp of Los Angeles.
ASTRORAY GUN - SHUDO - JAPANTin lithographed space gun with transparent red plastic barrel. Friction sparking action and noise. Sold in individual boxes, loose from trade boxes and by various distributors in bags with header card.

Featured in the 1986 Masudaya catalogue.
ATOM 300 WASSERPISTOLE - PW PROGRESSWERK NURNBERG - WEST GERMANYThis is a German copy of the US Premier/Park Plastics Squirt Ray Water Gun packaged in a small card box with early space graphics.
A 5-1/2" 13cm bulbous plastic water gun. It has a rubber stopper and brass tip. The trigger is fully enclosed. There is a distinctive flat top with a small rear fin. Lightning flash molded in the sides. A wire pin for clearing the nozzle is included.

This must postdate the Park's original, the earliest sighting of which is in the Park's Catalog for 1957.

ATOM BOY MACHINE GUN TD800 - TADA - JAPANConventional style blue tinplate machine gun with folding stand. Marked TD1800 MG on the side. Action? Japan. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
ATOM BOY SMOKE MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANConventional shaped light blue machine gun with folding stand Atom Boy graphics on the sides. Battery operated smoke, noise and flashing light action. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
ATOM BOY X-5 HEAVY MACHINE GUN - TADA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate machine gun with folding stand. Atom Boy graphic on the sides. Small pistol grip at the rear. Friction action with noise. Tetsuwan Atom aka Astroboy or Mighty Atom
ATOM BUBBLE GUN - FLYRITE PRODUCTS - USAA substantial red metal space bubble gun. The muzzle is dipped in a soap solution and bubbles produced by pulling the trigger. A cartridge containing a soap solution is included. Hand painted diecast metal. Space-styled rings at the front and in the middle of the barrel.

A patent was filed in 1946 and published in 1952. On sale in 1948.
Pat No. 2599888
Inventors Weldon Beezley and Oliver Phillips xadded
ATOM BUSTER SPACE GUN - MARX - USASmall black space gun made of heavy gauge pressed metal. Unusual wind up mechanism gives sound and sparks at the press of the trigger. Paper decal with ATOM BUSTER logo. This is a variation of the G-Man Automatic Gun.

The description for the Atom Buster Sparkling Automatic Pistol states it's "a powerful looking little weapon but it shoots perfectly harmless sparks when you wind it up and pull the trigger. Handle decorated with bright red and yellow Atom Buster decal. 85 cents."

Appears in the 1952 Christmas Book, Montgomery Ward
ATOM FLASH ZOOMERAY GUN - TIGRETT ENT - USAPlastic skeletal space gun propels a coiled paper streamer from the barrel. Sold in a display box and bagged with header card. The gun has no moving parts: the streamer is fired by flicking the wrist. 7" long

The red version is most common, and the earliest version came with a metallic purple fringe attached to the front of the paper roll (which also features spacey graphics). It was sold both boxed and bagged. You can see the plainer paper roll most often found on bagged examples. These plain rolls were also sold as replacements for when the original one got torn to shreds.

Yellow, blue, gold and pink versions are also known. On sale in late 1951.

The carded version with the cowboy motif was made in Belgium: marked Gebruiksaanwijzing Z.O.Z.

ATOM GUN - MAKER - USA?Pot metal, solid cast gun. This primitive gun has bomb-like fins and is marked ATOM. Origins unknown. 7" long.
ATOM GUN - MASUDAYA - JAPANLarge silver tin lithographed space machine gun with wood effect stock. Red telescopic sight, spark window at the base of the oval barrel nozzle. "Atom Gun" wording on the stock. Friction noise and spark action. 3206 Modern Toys.

There is also a Japanese anime version featuring Universe Boy graphics. Dated on the stock to 1965.
ATOM GUN - YOSHIYA - JAPANRed lithographed tin space gun with spaceship shaped body (including lithographed cockpit windows). Clear red plastic barrel. The gun has side fins which enhance the rocket effect. Friction noise and spark action. Box has a space landscape with an astronaut shooting a line into space. KO 1.5k Litho variations exist (two versions shown) 9.5" 24cm

See also the Jet Arrow and Space Gun version of this gun.

ATOM GUN 73 - SY/YONEYA - JAPAN SY Logo. A relatively small (13") tinplate friction space gun, highly lithographed. Number 73 on the stock. Lever cocking attachment. Spark window set into the top of the barrel. The box has particularly attractive space scene illustrations. SY Logo. Box?

The toy appears in a 1964 Japanese exporter's catalog. It is shown with a front grip that did not feature on the actual gun.

This is the same pressing as the SY Space Machine Gun
ATOM JUNIOR - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAPlastic space gun with probable water squirt action. This is based on the Pyro Space Control Gun. Marked Atom Junior on the sides but with no maker's mark. Known colors: green 5" (13cm) Box? Packaging?

The gun is described as the Atomic Junior gun in the Perth Sunday Times dated 16 August 1953.
ATOM KIM - MAKER? - SPAINBlow moulded plastic space water pistol modelled on the Hubley Disintegrator. Date?

See also 50 Megatones.
ATOM MACHINE GUN - YONEZAWA - JAPANA large metallic blue lithographed tin space machine gun. A rather serious looking gun with perforated double barrels and a wood effect stock. ATOM wording and an eagle on the stock. The box art has a lively space scene of Space Patrol astronauts. Friction action with noise and spark. This is essentially the same as the Yonezawa Super Machine Gun.

ATOM RAY GUN - HILLER - USAMetal water pistol raygun. Consists of a water reservoir cylinder perched on the sliding plunger and trigger. A metal screw cap allows access to fill the cylinder. The original trigger is metal. Plain silver finish. USA 1948 Hiller began life as a manufacturer of model racing car components and their expertise is evident highly effective and well-engineered raygun. Also produced in a red version. The gun appears in an advertisement in 1946.

This iconic design appears in a range of variations around the world.
ATOM RAY GUN - MAKER? - AUSTRALIAPlastic water pistol space gun. Plastic body with a metal reservoir cover, trigger and barrel. A copy of the Hiller Atom Ray Gun made in burgundy plastic or Bakelite.

An Australian newspaper advert in the Sydney Sunday Herald 27/11/49 date this "coloured plastic" version to 1949. (Other imported versions of the gun were available from 1948). It has a distinctive curved trigger.

It was replaced by a metal version in 1950. The manufacturer of this gun has not yet been identified. Box unknown. (In this picture the metal end cap is from the USA version. The Australian version may differ.) Box?
ATOM-BUSTER - WEBB ELECTRIC CO - USATubby green plastic space gun with plunger at rear that creates a blast of air. Mfr: Webb Electronic Company - USA Size: 10 inches "Mystery Gun. Invisible Blast"

Year: 1950's A patent for this Vortex Gun was filed in 1957 and issued in 1959. Patent no. 2879759

Material: Plastic

Function: Air Gun

Color Variations: Green, Yellow, Red. The box for all three is identical save for a printed indication of the color on the lid. The gun comes with a paper target comprising a picture of an atomic mushroom cloud. The target can be perched loosely and will react to the blast of air.

air blaster
ATOM-MATIC WATER ROCKET GUN - PLAYCRAFT CO - USAAn early and simplistic design of space gun from the 1940s. The skeletal gun has a metal reservoir handle, blue plastic barrel, brass trigger. Squirts water. The toy measures approx. 7" The handle, barrel and tip are cast aluminum. The barrel is inside a thin plastic covering, the rings are plastic and the plunger is brass.

On sale in October 1946 (Dothan Eagle December 11, 1946)
A press cutting in 1956 attributed this gun to Henry Hilinski and Steven F Woods of Detroit. The gun, apparently, did not sell well. aluminium

A patent for the gun was granted in August 1946, inventor Edgar Crumb.
ATOMATIC JUNIOR SPACE GUN - H.R. PRODUCTION - ENGLANDSmall 4" clear red plastic angular space water gun complete with attached water tank and brass tip. The gun has no stopper and is operated by filling the separate tank. Picture?

The tank has a metal clip on back to attach to belt. This is based on the of Knickerbocker MidJet Ammo-Tank or Space Jet Gun. Marked Atomatic on the side, rocket logo molded into the side. Box? Packaging? HR Production. This is a copy of the Knickerbocker MidJet Ammo Tank released in 1954.
ATOMATIC SENIOR RAY GUN - H.R. PRODUCTION - ENGLANDA transparent red plastic bulbous space gun water pistol. A classic shape with a sweeping top fin that ends with and upward curl. Marked ATOMATIC on the large rear fin. Brass nozzle. Box? Called "Senior" because there is a smaller, simpler gun by the company also called Atomatic. Also produced in yellow, blue and clear green.

This gun features in the Spellbound magazine for 1965. Box? Packaging?

Atomic / Atomatic

HR Production
ATOMATIC SPACE RIFLE - HR PRODUCTION - ENGLANDThis is a large (17" 43cm) hard dense plastic space water gun. The space gun has a white plastic core with of a two handled design. Around it is a red cover that forms a kind of streamlined rocket body that holds the gun, almost like a pair of folded wings. A rocket-shaped red rifle stock is also attached to the white core.

Three examples of the gun are known: white body with red surround, white with pink surround and black body with red surround. The gun has a Registered Design No 872586 DSN which tentatively suggests a date Nov 1953-Jan 1954. Little is known about the manufacturer: HR Production produced two other Atomatic space water guns.
ATOMEE WATER GUN - PARK PLASTICS - USASmall 5 inch angular hard black plastic water space gun marked ATOMEE. 1961 catalog. Various colors. Bulk display box.
ATOMI SADEPISTOOLI SPACE GUN - DEBOREX - FINLANDA variation of the Tudor Rose Atomic Ray Pistol from the Finnish company Deborex. Dark red or mulberry colored plastic space gun with sight. Red dials. Shoots rubber tipped darts. DEBOREX is molded in one side and ATOMI SADEPISTOOLI in the other. There may also be a black version, but colors are hard to establish from photos.

1950s Box?

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