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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?
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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?
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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. 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.

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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.

1970s
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ATOMIC ORBETOR-X - GHERZI - ITALYHard plastic space gun shoots plastic darts by gas propellant. CO2 cannister inserts into underside of the gun. The gun is based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy with considerable and imaginative changes.

Red and black versions. The silver chrome version was used in the two gun set.
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ATOMIC ORBETOR-X TWO GUN SET - GHERZI - ITALYA pair of chrome silver space guns shooting plastic darts by means of gas propulsion from the cannisters. Based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy.
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BATMAN FREEZE RAY GUN - LINCOLN and BARAVELLI - USABlue and white plastic flashlight raygun, battery operated with siren. Two versions shown: one by Lincoln, USA and one by Baravelli of Italy. A much copied gun.

Two box versions shown: the plain window box and the space scene. Blue and red versions. (See also the Pistola Spacial Luminosa Spanish version.) c1966



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BATMAN ROCKET GUN - BARAVELLI - ITALYA red plastic battery operated space machine gun. The barrel lights up and gun makes noise via trigger at rear grip. Shoots rockets via a spring loaded mechanism and the trigger is on the front grip. "Batman" wording in gold lettering. There is a large folding site on the top. Approx. 22" long.

The toy was distributed by Baravelli of Italy though it may not have been made there,
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EXPLORER SPACE GUN - MOLGORA - ITALYThis is an angular pistol-like space gun made of metal and tin. The barrel is tipped with two nozzle and a distinctive trigger guard bar connects the stock to the muzzle. The muzzle has a small red sight at the tip. The 23 cm long gun has a silver bare metal finish with red panels. The action is primitive but ingenious: pulling the trigger (a lever along the handle) turns a plastic gear whose teeth snap a thin plate of plywood making a “pop” noise. Explorer Pistola Spaziale. Believed to date from the 1950s. Came in a plain card box stamped EXPLORER.

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FLULMINE LIGHTNING SPACE MACHINE GUN - LAC - ITALYThis is an Italian version of the Nomura Foxhole Tommygun. Fucile Mitragliatore

Large tin battery operated machine gun with space scenes on the box. Japan 1960s 17.5 ins. Barrel lights as gun makes a firing noise. Condor/Eagle logo on the side. The box art has excellent space graphics and depicts a red gun. The actual toy is metallic blue. Date? 1960s 19" 47cm

LAC is Leonida Alemanni Casalpusterlengo.
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FRICTION SPACE GUN - FRATELLI RESTUCCIA - ITALYA clear red plastic space gun with a white tip on the barrel. Telescopic sight on an angled stem. The gun has a distinctive plastic protrusion on the bottom near the trigger. Friction action with spark. Unidentified. Maker? Box? Date? Pistola Spaziale
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GALASSIA SPACE GUN - BFG - ITALYA red plastic space gun, though the styling is not obviously space based. This gun is designed to blow bubbles, The box, however, establishes this as a space gun with a depiction of the Italian version of the Phantom in a red costume. (l'Uomo Mascherato). Made by B.F.G. International Plastics S.p.A. Milano
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GOLDEN PLASTIC SPACE GUN - GOLDEN PLASTIC - ITALYA hard plastic space gun based on the BSM Space Outlaw design. Shoots darts. 13" 17cm Marked Golden Plastic Milano Date? These guns came on cards with colorful space graphics.
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GOLDRAKE ATLAS UFO ROBOT - GINPEL - ITALYA reworking of the ATOMIC ORBETOR-X. This is the second version of this gun. B
A metallic blue plastic space gun with a long pointed muzzle. The gun is now battery powered but incorporates the original CO2 cannister molding in its design. Shoots darts. The gun is ultimately based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy. Comes with belt and holster. Action? Atlasuforobot wording on the box.
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LANCIA MISSILE PISTOLA SPAZIALE - BABY KYD - ITALYHard red plastic space gun with a relatively wide barrel and long telescopic sight. Yellow perforated trigger. The handle has a distinctive forward projection at the bottom. The rear plunger is pulled back to cock the gun. Shoots plastic darts. Plain window box marked Baby Kyd. Also in gold.
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LANCIA RAZZA - ARCO FALC - ITALYA space shooting game, the name translates as "Rocket Launcher". The target is a spring loaded rocket fixed to a tripod. Hitting a target disk launches the rocket. A blue hard plastic space gun shoots plastic darts . The gun by Gherzi is based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy.

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MARZIANA SPACE PISTOL - COMA - ITALYHard metallic plastic space gun water pistol with retro style detailing including a domed back with arched extensions and ring molding around the barrel. The telescopic sight contains a space scene. The gun also has a built in whistle blown through an opening at the back. 18cm

The gun is very similar to the Coma Astrale gun, but the detailing is quite different. Blue and red versions known. Sold with a printed cardboard holster.

Co.Ma Pistola Spaziale Coma Co-Ma
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MITRA MARZIANO, MARTIAN MACHINE GUN - SAMCO - ITALYA long, thin clear green plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. Brass nozzle. The exterior design predates the Atlantic dart gun while the internal design is the same as that of the German Ideal brand, J.G. Schrödel. The box has impressive space graphics which are also similar to those of the German water pistols. 12" 24cm



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MOD SPAZIO SPACE GUN - MAKER? - ITALYA distinctive silver grey plastic space gun with a long barrel decorated with concentric rings. The tip is flared. Mod Spazio molded into the sides. "Modello Spazio" Space Model. Black plastic panel in the handle. Shoots a bomb shaped dart. 9.5"

Also shown is the simplified Bomb Gun version: black, blown plastic with its red bomb dart.

Maker? Box? Packaging? Date?

CLD
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NEVADA SPACE GUN - COMA - ITALYA transparent plastic space water gun. The gun has futuristic styling with a slightly bulbous body ringed barrel. Nevada is molded into the sides. The most interesting feature of this gun is the rear dome which contains a small spaceman. Available in light green, pink - other colors? 14cm

Box? Co-Ma

The Nevada is featured in the 1964 Co-Ma catalog as Art 215.
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PISTOLA SPAZIALE - SAMCO - ITALYRed plastic space gun with a silver finned plastic barrel. Sight. Shoots darts that can contain secret messages. This is a space gun based on the Cosmic Ray Gun with the distinctive barrel variation. In fact the body of the gun is the identical Palitoy mold, complete with "Made in England". The lens assembly has been replaced with the dart firing barrel. Opening darts from the Rocket Dart Gun have been included. Italy 1960s
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PISTOLA SPAZIALE AUTOMATICA - LIMA - ITALYAn unusual plain black plastic pistol with a large circular structure built into the side. This contains circular openings which reveal rotating spark windows below. There is also a spark window at the base of the barrel and spacey rings at the muzzle. Automatic Space Pistol. Lima stands for Lavorazione Italiana Metalli e Affini.
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SPACE BATTLE SET - GINPEL - ITALYA reworking of the ATOMIC ORBETOR-X. A boxed set with a metallic blue plastic space gun with a short barrel. The gun is now battery powered but incorporates the original CO2 cannister molding in its design. The gun is ultimately based on the Cosmic Ray Gun by Palitoy. Comes with belt, holster and pouch. Action?
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SPACE GUN PISTOLA SPAZIALE - MILANI (HUMMINGBIRD LOGO) - ITALYA 6 inch plastic space water pistol with unusual Deco styling. Elaborate trigger guard. Arched back. The gun incorporates a whistle. Red version known. This gun is reminiscent of the Coma Astale and Coma Marziana space guns, though much of the detail has been reduced. There is a hummingbird logo molded into the sides that has been identified as the Milani company from Milan. 17cm

Various colors, including bi-colored examples.

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SPACE GUN SET - ITALYTwo silver chrome futuristic space guns with telescopic sights. Mounted with accompanying target. Shoots darts.
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SPACE SQUIRT GUN - ITALY?Small hard plastic space water squirt gun with rubber bulb. Intricate molding with fins and decortive trigger. Probably Italian. Colors include red and yellow.
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SPACE WATER GUN - SAMCO? - ITALYA long gold hard plastic water space gun. 13" 34cm Distinctive straight edge along the top, coiled effect trigger guard and curved lines. Rings around the barrel tip. The gun has an unusual second tip with hole placed above the main one. Name? Box?

This is an opaque version of the Samco Mitra Marziano and may be by the same manufacturer.

Similarities exist with the Reliable Space Patrol Water Pistol. See also the Atlantic version of this gun.
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SPACE WATER PISTOL - COMA - ITALYA hard plastic space water gun with pronounced ribs on the handle. Rings at the base of the barrel. A separate water tank holds a reservoir of water and attaches to the handle via a plastic tube. A large ring sight is attached to sliding collar on the barrel. The gun was sold in a rather plain box with a monochrome picture but with no obvious space theme. Name?

The design of part of the gun (the handle and the pattern on the body) are very similar to a Maks water pistol. 8 ins 20 cm.

Date? Light blue plastic.

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SPACE WATER PISTOL - COMA? - ITALY?Little is known about this stylish small red hard plastic space water pistol. It is based on the Tudor Rose clicker version of the gun but has been altered to allow it to shoot water. It was first located in Italy and Co-Ma has been suggested as a maker. 6 ins. 1950s.

Details? Box? Packaging? Maker?

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SPAZIALE PISTOL - COMA - ITALYA rounded retro styled space water gun. The hard metallic plastic gun has a rounded body with a slender barrel flared at the end. A low profile telescopic sight sits on top. The gun is has a rocket molding on the handle and the wording Spaziale Pistol on the sides. 6" 15cm

Also produced in transparent colors.

The gun came with a cardboard holster with a space scene. 6ins 15cm.
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SPINNER GUN - SI/IS - ITALYRed and yellow plastic spring driven space gun, shoots spinners. This is another appearance the ubiquitous spinner gun. Based on the US Plastic spinner design.

The handle is marked SI or IS and Depositato meaning registered design. Name? Maker? Box? Date?
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SUPERMAN WATER GUN - FOR IPR - HONG KONGAngular black plastic water pistol. Superman decals. Blister carded. Made for the Italian market. 1970s. Italy
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UFO 4 SPITFIRE GUN - MUPI - ITALYLight blue plastic space gun with an open plastic stock. Visible plastic gears. Small red telescopic sight. Perforated barrel. Paper decals. Friction action with noise and spark. 1970s.
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URANIA SPACE WATER PISTOL - MAKER? - ITALY?A bulbous clear yellow plastic space water pistol with rotating plastic aliens inside. This is a version of the Astronaut Rocket Ray Gun gun produced by Ideal toy company, J.G. Schrödel of Nuremberg. This is smaller than the German design. 15cm It has URANIA molded on the rear fin. Possibly Italian. Box?

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VETRO SPRIZ SPACE GUN - ARISTON - ITALYNot a functioning space gun but a container for some sort of liquid. Silver grey soft plastic space gun. This gun has a very distinctive handle design consisting of curved ribs. Red plastic tip.
 
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