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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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MARS GUN - DAIYA - JAPANSilver lithographed tin battery powered space gun with three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Blue telescopic sight. Marked "Mars Gun" on the side, there is a rocket on the front sight. Oval spark windows. Sound and flashing lights. Shaped box. "Friction siren & sparkling" Many other guns use this Daiya Mars Gun pressing. 9" 23cm. Dated to 1959 in the Firestone / Toys and Gifts Christmas catalog. Widely on sale in late 1959.

Image courtesy Smith House Auctions

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ROCKET RAY GUN - DAIYA - JAPANAnother variation of the Daiya space gun: silver lithographed tin friction space gun with three conical structures at the base of the barrel. "Rocket Ray Gun" printed on the side. Six spark windows, blue tin telescopic sight. Friction sparking action. Shaped box. One of the many guns based on the Daiya Mars Gun. 9" 23cm
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SPACE GUN - DAIYA - JAPAN7 inch dark blue lithographed tinplate space gun. Bulbous shape with a rocket and Saturn on a field of stars. The gun has an additional control room style molding on the top with a substantial rear fin. Marked "Space Gun" on the side. Spark windows in the side of the barrel. Wind up noise and spark action: key on the right side. See the Super Sonic friction version of this gun.
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SPACE PISTOL "CONDOR" - MAKER? - GREECEBased on the Daiya Mars Gun pressing and so called among collectors because of the image of a large bird on the sides. Until the discovery of the box it was known as the Condor Gun. The box depicts a cowboy satnding on a horse. Western crossover.

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. Maker? Greek 9" 23cm
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SPACE ROCKET PISTOL S-58, BATTERY OP VERSION - NOMURA - JAPANSilver lithographed tin battery powered space gun with three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Six spark windows. Marked "Space Gun" on the sides and S-58 on the barrel. Sound and flashing lights Shaped box. This uses the same pressing as the Rocket Ray Gun. One of many versions of the Daiya gun, though Nomura have converted it for battery power.

There are two versions: one has a battery cover with a chain attached. It has a flat cover to the barrel tip light. The other has a hinged battery cover and a convex barrel tip light.

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SPACE ROCKET PISTOL S-58, WIND UP VERSION - DAIYA - JAPANA wind up version of the Daiya gun. Blue lithographed tin friction space gun with three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Marked "Space Gun" on the side and S-58 on the barrel. There is no telescopic sight on this version, just a red tin cover on the top. The spark windows are in the barrel rather than the usual location. Wind up noise and spark action. Triangular box. One of the many guns based on the Daiya Mars Gun. 9" 23cm

The gun featured newspaper advertising in 1958.
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SUPER SONIC GUN - DAIYA - JAPANSilver grey lithographed tinplate space gun. 7" Bulbous shape with a moonlight space scene inside an oval window. The gun has an additional control room style molding on the top with a large rear fin. Marked "Space Gun" on the sides. Spark windows at the base of the barrel. Friction noise and spark action. "Friction Siren & Sparks" Supersonic. See the wind up Space Gun version.

Featured in the 1967 Daiya catalog.

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SUPER SONIC GUN S-58 - DAIYA - JAPANBlue tin lithographed space gun with blue telescopic sight. Three conical structures at the base of the barrel. Oval spark windows. Triangular box with generic artwork used on other versions of this gun. Marked "Super Sonic Gun" on the sides and S-58 on the barrel. Saturn on the front sight. Friction noise and spark action. One of the many versions of this Daiya gun. Supersonic

A newspaper advert dates this to 1960
     
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