Holster, Buck Rogers, XZ-35 Wilma Deering Rocket Pistol

This leather holster was an accessory for a Buck Rogers rocket pistol made by the Daisy Manufacturing Company of Plymouth, Michigan in 1935. It is sized to fit the XZ-35 Rocket Pistol, a smaller version of the original XZ-31 Buck Rogers Rocket Pistol produced in 1934. The XZ-35 was known as the Wilma Deering pistol after the heroine of the Buck Rogers series. The holster originally would have had a loop at the top, which would attach the holster to a leather belt. The holsters were also sold in sets, known as "combat sets," that included the toy gun and a leather belt.

The space hero character "Buck Rogers" first appeared as a comic strip in 1929 and generated a large number of toys, including the example shown here.

Michael O'Harro gave this toy gun to the Museum in 1997 as a part of a large collection of Buck Rogers memorabilia and other space science fiction memorabilia.

Gift of Michael O'Harro

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Daisy Manufacturing Co.

Date
1935

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Science Fiction

Materials
Overall, leather; clasps (5), probably steel; thread, fabric.
Dimensions
Overall: 4 1/2in. x 7 1/2in. x 1 1/2in. (11.4 x 19.05 x 3.81cm)

This leather holster was an accessory for a Buck Rogers rocket pistol made by the Daisy Manufacturing Company of Plymouth, Michigan in 1935. It is sized to fit the XZ-35 Rocket Pistol, a smaller version of the original XZ-31 Buck Rogers Rocket Pistol produced in 1934. The XZ-35 was known as the Wilma Deering pistol after the heroine of the Buck Rogers series. The holster originally would have had a loop at the top, which would attach the holster to a leather belt. The holsters were also sold in sets, known as "combat sets," that included the toy gun and a leather belt.

The space hero character "Buck Rogers" first appeared as a comic strip in 1929 and generated a large number of toys, including the example shown here.

Michael O'Harro gave this toy gun to the Museum in 1997 as a part of a large collection of Buck Rogers memorabilia and other space science fiction memorabilia.

Gift of Michael O'Harro

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Daisy Manufacturing Co.

Date
1935

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Science Fiction

Materials
Overall, leather; clasps (5), probably steel; thread, fabric.
Dimensions
Overall: 4 1/2in. x 7 1/2in. x 1 1/2in. (11.4 x 19.05 x 3.81cm)

ID: A19970646000