This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
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.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Michael O'Harro
Overall, steel alloy with copper coating
3-D: 22.9 x 3.8 x 15.2cm (9 x 1 1/2 x 6 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America