Girard Factory Prototype Model #1944
Louis Marx Co.

A unique streamlined design, this prototype has a particularly elegant grip. Although a dart gun, this toy is unlike many of the other Marx prototype dart guns in that it has no plunger. Instead it features a locking spring mechanism which holds the rubber-tipped plastic dart. The logo on the grip of the gun features a star and the planet Saturn. This prototype was never produced. It bears the date 12-24-52. The gun is identified by a model number and date which are handpainted on the butt of the gun (see below).