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.
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.