BUCK ROGERS ROCKET PISTOL 1934 Ray Gun Sci-Fi Daisy Vintage Metal 1930s. This historic Buck Rogers item is actually the first toy ray gun ever produced and is featured in the Smithsonian collection. The XZ-31 Rocket Pistol is a 9.5 inch (19 cm) toy gun that makes a distinctive spring driven bang.
Produced for the 1934 Christmas season by Daisy Manufacturing Company US, constructed out of sturdy blued steel and originally retailing for 50 cents. Excellent looking mechanically sound vintage item showing age wear, oxidisation and pitting to the surface.
Engraved text and image still largely visible. Could be a good candidate for sympathetic renovation. Spring is cocked by pushing down the handle, pull the trigger to create the loud pop. On the handle is an engraving of Buck Rogers himself! Text on the gun reads.1,466,131 1,633,031. 1,666,771 1,779,892. Daisy produced this toy for the 1934 Christmas season. Macy's was granted exclusive sales of the gun for a whole week if they agreed to promote the living hell out of it.
They agreed and set up an entire "World of Tomorrow" section of their 34th Street and Broadway store, complete with rockets, moonscapes, and people dressed like spacemen. No one was sure whether a space gun would sell, and in fact, when parents first heard about Buck Rogers they thought he was a cowboy. On the day the toy went on sale, lines stretched around the block.This item is one of 137 million artefacts, works of art and specimens in the Smithsonians collection. On display at the National Air and Space Museums Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
This item is almost 90 years old. Price reflects this is an excellent used vintage item as shown and described.
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