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Not sure of the manufacturer but, it was probably the lowest bidder. ;)

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Just incredible. I'm wondering if this isn't a postwar (1946-1950) piece. Didn't the term 'goon' originate with POW's in the Stalag's? Or at least, come into popular use there.

 

I'm reasonably sure that it was used quite a bit in the classic "Stalag 17" movie. Could this be a movie tie in?

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The term "Goon Gun" refers to the 4.2 inch mortar that was introduced during the war. This toy "Goon Gun" may be just postwar. I have seen a few listings for it in toy advertisements for Christmas 1945. I found nothing earlier.

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Brian---

 

Unfortunately, there is no image of the gun in these ads. They merely list the toys available. Under the heading "Guns and Holster Sets" is the "Goon Gun" selling for $2.19. One ad is in the Times Recorder (Zanesville OH) and dated 17 December 1945.

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