Sunday, October 11, 2015

Atomic Pistol

Atomic Pistol, 24 x 36, oil on linen
In February of 1934, after the Buck Rogers comic strip and radio show had developed a significant following and a strong market potential for Buck Rogers' toys, Daisy introduced their first Buck Rogers gun, the XZ-31 Rocket Pistol followed in  1935 with the XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol

After World War II, Daisy used the existing tools and dies from the Disintegrator Pistol to create the U-235 Atomic Pistol, this gun reflected the current fascination with atomic energy and was available with a blue finish, unfinished steel or gold. 


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