The first space gun was made of cardboard and produced in 1933. Made by Cocomalt, one of the early sponsors of Buck's radio drama, this gun was offered, along with a cardboard Buck Rogers or Wilma Deering helmet, as a mail-away premium. One "shoots" the gun with a flick of the wrist, causing a piece of folded paper inside the gun to snap as it pops out. Length 9 1/2 inches.