1950'S USA MARX ANTI-AIRCRAFT METAL TOY MACHINE 22" GUN

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 29, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION!!
VINTAGE 1950'S LOUIS MARX PRESSED METAL AND PLASTIC COMPONENTS MECHANICAL ACTION TOY ANTI-AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN.
MANUFACTURED NEW YORK, N.Y. U.S.A.
THIS IMPRESSIVE 22" LONG TOY COMPRISES A METAL TIN BASE UPON WHICH ROTATES A METAL GUN-SUPPORT CARRIAGE. THE MOLDED PLASTIC MACHINE-GUN BODY WITH DIE-CAST METAL SIGHT AND TWIN METAL GUN BARRELS INSERTS UPON THE CARRIAGE. IN ADDITION TO ROTATING 360 DEGREES, GUN BARRELS CAN INCLINATE FROM SUB-HORIZON TO FULL VERTICAL (12:00 OVERHEAD) POSITION.
MACHINE GUN TOY ACTION IS INITIATED BY TURNING RIGHT-HAND SIDE CRANK (CLOCKWISE ONLY!) THE TWIN GUN BARRELS ALTERNATE IN AND OUT AND A VERY COOL, LOUD AND CONTINUOUS "RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT" SOUND EMANATES!!
THIS TOY IS MECHANICAL AND REQUIRES NO BATTERIES!!
IT IS MISSING THE KNOB ON THE HANDLE USE TO OPERATE THE GUN. ALSO THE RUBBER ROLLER USED TO HOLD THE GUN IN A SET POSITION COULD USE SOME ADJUSTMENT TO BETTER HOLD THE GUN IN A FIXED POSITION. OVERALL CONDITION OF THE TOY IS EXCELLENT WITH ONLY A FEW AREAS OF SUPERFICIAL RUST AND A SCRATCH ON CARRIAGE DUE TO CRANK TURNING. THIS MARX TOY WILL MAKE A FANTASTIC DISPLAY PIECE FOR YOUR COLLECTION, AS WELL AS BEING THE UTMOST IN FUN TO PLAY WITH. PLEASE LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND ASK QUESTION IF YOU HAVE ANY.