Buck Rogers Ray Guns by Daisy (1934)

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If there was one thing little boys dreamed of getting in the 1930s — it was either a baseball glove or a Buck Rogers ray gun.

From 1934-36 Daisy made 13 different models, all with different features and little appearance tweaks. One cool feature that makes them stand out today: they were made of actual metal.

Take the XZ-35 for example, it is a small metal Rocket Pistol called the “Wilma” version, which is only 7-1/2 inches long.

But the XZ-36 had a leather holster! Nice!

The Buck Rogers ray guns came back after WWII in 1945-46, with two more models being released.

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For the complete breakdown and details on every model, check out this page.

If you find one in your grandpa’s collection, take good care of it! It’s a rare find that was the absolute hottest toy a boy could have wished for in the mid-1930s.

You may recognize them as the gun on the Foo Fighters first album cover.

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Last modified: Mar 25, 2013 | Written by Paul Phipps