DeLuxe Reading Defender Dan Bullet Firing Tripod Machine Gun No. 86 Plus 10 Complete 2-Piece Bullets. Made by Deluxe Reading Corp. This company also used the brand name Topper Toys.Plastic with some metal parts, Approx. This large 36 inch belt-fed bullet-firing machinegun was the king of the 1960s backyard battleground.
It is a large, complicated and extremely fragile toy that Deluxe-Reading only produced for a short time and was soon replaced by the Johnny Seven OMA (which had a lot more weapons). That is why very few can be found these days in working order with all parts. The cocking bolt can be drawn back and then the rear handle triggers are depressed is fires. It fires special 2-piece plastic bullets (see photos) of which I have included 10 complete bullets. They loaded on a plastic ammo belt which is NOT included (you must find your own).
It is also missing the original bolt with round plastic handle that held the gun to the swivel. The previous owner replaced is with an over-sized bolt and nut which works but is not original. A rear blade sight is adjustable and still intact with no cracks or breaks.
There is a small dent in the right side of the metal barrel sleeve (see photo) and overall, the metal shows some scuffs and age but no other dents or damage. All parts fit together tightly. The folding tripod is still in good condition and while the metal legs show some discoloration from age, the red plastic feet are intact with no chips, breaks or cracks.
To permanently attach the tripod to the swivel, the nut, spring, washer and bolt must be attached. The 2-piece bullets had no springs or other parts.
The action of the firing pin hitting the bullet shaft simply fired it out of the barrel. The cartridges are there to hold the bullets into the ammo belt (which is missing) and were ejected when fired. One cartridge has a chip on the back but the rest are in very good condition. A great addition to any classic plastic backyard war collection.
THIS TOY IS NOT A REPLICA FIREARM! IT DOES NOT FIRE LIVE AMMUNITION or dangerous projectiles and CAN NOT be modified to do so. Contact me with any questios.
FEEDBACK : I always reply to feedback. I will leave feedback after you receive your item, are happy with it and leave feedback for me. The item "Vintage 1964 Topper DeLuxe Reading Defender Dan Tripod Machine Gun No. 86 Works" is in sale since Monday, October 18, 2021.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "plyrocktoy" and is located in Milton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.