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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).


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"CONDOR" SPACE GUN - GREECEBased on the Daiya Mars Gun pressing and so called because of the image of a large bird on the sides. Silver lithographed tin friction space gun with three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Rocket litho on the forward sight and a spaceman on the handle. There is a telescopic sight on this version with litho patterning. Three oval spark windows on each side.. Friction noise and spark action. Box? Maker? Greek 9" 23cm
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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.

The 007 title was intended to appeal to the James Bond interest.

1960s
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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.
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307 GUN - MW - HONG KONGHard plastic water pistol space gun with a handle shaped like the number 7. The barrel is very sleek with fins and rings. Two tone plastic, orange-white and red-white versions known. Marked 307. The maker's logo MW is molded in the side with the serial No 311. Packaging? Name?
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33 REPEATER SPACE GUN - WYANDOTTE - USARed pressed metal space gun space gun. This is a red painted pressed steel cap gun with rings pressed into the body. Flared muzzle with a large front sight and a telescopic sight. 7" 17cm Pop gun action. Made by All-Metal Products (1936, Wyandotte, Michigan, USA).

This plain muzzle (or non-litho tip) version of the gun is featured in a 1936 catalog. (See inset).

In 1941 Wyandotte released the Z-Z litho tip version of this gun; it has been dated to 1941 in an A&P Food Store advertisement.
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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
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A'S DO ESPACO - 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. Based on the Yoshiya Double Barrel Space Ray Gun.
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ACE HEART 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 molded into the barrel. Battery operated flashlight action. Based on the Buck Rogers Sonic Ray Gun. The gun comes with a small red plastic Space Pilot pin button / badge.

On sale in December 1952 and featured in trade catalogs for 1954. English. A belt clip hole is molded into the handle.

The version at the bottom has an additional circular insert in the handle. It hasn't been positively identified.

English space gun based on the Norton-Honer Buck Rogers Sonic Ray.
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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 Borderline space.
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AIR GUN - KANG YUAN - CHINABrightly lithographed tinplate space gun. Blue, red and yellow angular pistol style. Integrated sight. The box indicates an air powered missile shooting action. Six light plastic missiles are included. Earth and capsule graphics on the handle. Kang Yuan, Shanghai
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ALFA AUTOMATIC NO 50 - GREECEGold plastic variation of the Space Pilot Jet Ray Gun. B
The larger brown plastic barrel is the main difference. ALFA AUTOMATIC wording on the side. Friction noise and spark. Greece. There are several packaging variations: plain box, graphic box and backing card. This is the same pressing as the SPACE PILOT JUNIOR JET RAY GUN by TAIYO.
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ALIENS ? PISTOL - PARK - SINGAPOREPark, made in Singapore. Transparent plastic water pistol. Knock-off. 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.
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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?
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AMETRALLADORA MARCIANA - 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.
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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.
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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.
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ARROW LAUNCHER SPACE GUN - MATSUSHIRO - JAPANWhite 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
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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. Comes witha cardboard holster. Available in several colors: silver, red ...

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

Co.Ma Pistola Spaziale Coma Co-Ma
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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. 1960s

Based on the Ohio Art Astroray Flashlight Target Gun.
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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.
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ASTRO SPECIAL SUPER-JET - MAKER? - USAPlastic space water gun. Angular design with distinctive angled fins at the front of the barrel. Green and yellow versions known. Box? Packaging?
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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.

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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.
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ASTROBOY 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.
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Astroboy Space Gun - Tada - JapanBrightly lithographed tin friction space gun with clear red plastic barrel. Astroboy Atom Boy graphics. Noise and spark friction action.

Same design as the Universe Gun by N
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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
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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.
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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
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ASTRONAUT SCREAMING MISSILE PISTOL - TUDOR ROSE - ENGLANDYellow plastic space gun with red plastic barrel housing and muzzle tip. Shoots a large red grenade-headed dart. The missile makes a whistling noise when fired. The gun has a traditional cowboy appearance but is transformed with a red ringed breech unit and a ribbed plastic barrel tip. Also seen in black with red trim.

See also the Ultra Dart Gun version of this space gun.
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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.
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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, including the Japanese Lightan range. Date? c1960s
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ASTRORAY GUN - KOREAMfg. for Coast Orient Trading Corp.-Los Angeles-1970s
Made in Korea. Comes in triangular box with space scene. A copy of the Shudo version.

9-1/2" tin litho and plastic

Function friction cranking sound with spark.
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ASTRORAY GUN - KOREATin lithographed version of the Shudo Astroray Gun, unusual circular pattern of colors. Clear red plastic barrel. Froction noise and spark. Box?
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ASTRORAY GUN - SHUDO - JAPANTin lithographed space gun with trasparent red plastic barrel. Friction sparking action and "siren" noise. Sold in individual boxes, loose from trade boxes and by various distributors in bags with header card.
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ATLAS RUNNING SHOOT GUNTransparent plastic water pistol. A small angular gun with Atlas molded into the sided. Details? Maker?
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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 inserted into the barrel. 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.
Pat No. 2599888
Inventors Weldon Beezley and Oliver Phillips
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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

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
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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. Appears in the 1952 Christmas Book, Montgomery Ward
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ATOM FLASH ZOOMERAY GUN - TIGRETT ENT - USAPlastic skeletal space gun propels a coiled paper streamer from the barrel. Sold in a display box.

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 and gold versions are also known.


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ATOM GUN - MASUDAYA - JAPANLarge conventional military shape 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
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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)

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