Toy, Buck Rogers, XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol

Toy, Buck Rogers, XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol

     

This Buck Rogers XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol was produced in 1935 by Daisy Manufacturing Company of Plymouth, Michigan, in response to the immense popularity of the first metal Buck Rogers gun, the XZ-31, which appeared in 1934. The new toy featured additional fins on the muzzle, a more elaborate handgrip, and a sparking chamber on the top of the gun. The gun could be purchased in stores, where it was available in both copper and nickel finishes, or acquired as a premium from Cream of Wheat in 1935 and Popsicle in 1939.

Michael O'Harro gave this toy gun to the Museum in 1997 as a part of a large collection of space science fiction objects.

Gift of Michael O'Harro

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Daisy Manufacturing Co.

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Overall, steel alloy with copper coating
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 3.8 x 15.2cm (9 x 1 1/2 x 6 in.)

This Buck Rogers XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol was produced in 1935 by Daisy Manufacturing Company of Plymouth, Michigan, in response to the immense popularity of the first metal Buck Rogers gun, the XZ-31, which appeared in 1934. The new toy featured additional fins on the muzzle, a more elaborate handgrip, and a sparking chamber on the top of the gun. The gun could be purchased in stores, where it was available in both copper and nickel finishes, or acquired as a premium from Cream of Wheat in 1935 and Popsicle in 1939.

Michael O'Harro gave this toy gun to the Museum in 1997 as a part of a large collection of space science fiction objects.

Gift of Michael O'Harro

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Daisy Manufacturing Co.

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Overall, steel alloy with copper coating
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 3.8 x 15.2cm (9 x 1 1/2 x 6 in.)

ID: A19970902000