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Toy Gun, Buck Rogers, Water Pistol, XZ-44 Liquid Helium, Painted Finish


Display Status:

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 is a Buck Rogers XZ-44 Liquid Helium Toy Water Pistol manufactured by Daisy Manufacturing Co. in 1936. Inside the toy's metal body, where the red and yellow lightning bolts meet, a leather sack held the water for this water gun. The gun was also issued in a solid copper-colored finish, which has become the more rare of the two versions.

Michael O'Harro gave this toy to the National Collection in 1997.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Daisy Manufacturing Co.

Credit Line

Gift of Michael O'Harro Trademarked - Daisy Manufacturing Co.


Overall, pressed metal, probably copper


3-D: 19.1 x 5.1 x 15.2cm (7 1/2 x 2 x 6 in.)

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Country of Origin

United States of America


MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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