Updated: July 07, 2006
REMCO HAMILTON LASER PISTOL TOY #01
The toy that was a hodgepodge of details - but perfect for a futuristic
ray gun. To make the Lost in Space hand laser pistol, the prop makers
used a Remco toy gun. They made only a few alterations to produce an
intelligent weapon for the crew of the Jupiter-2 to carry.
Starting with the barrel, the blunderbuss tip is stock as it came with
the original toy. The propmakers added the apple coring ring to the
front. Moving back, we come to an instrument lamp lens and holder. This
was added to the top of the gun about 1/8 of an inch behind the part
where the barrel joins the main body. Slightly back on the original toy
gun body were a few nondescript lines. In this area is where they added
the ribbed rectangle part. Finally it was painted your basic black - which
worked because a darkish weapon looks like it means business.
So own a piece of Lost in Space history and keep it as is or modify it as
the prop makers did to create your own Lost in Space laser pistol. The 3
pics show the toy gun modified and what the gun looked like on the show.