Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Soil Sample Speargun

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Soil Sample Speargun
Soil sample speargun from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (ABC-TV, 1964-68). The extremely rare laser weapon is constructed of a long metal tube with an orange grip. A trigger mechanism activates a series of diamond-shaped metal scoops on the end of the barrel. Used several times in the series, primarily as a soil sample collector, but also as a weapon. Items from this 1960s Irwin Allen series are very difficult to find. This speargun is one of only two known to exist, and of those two, this one is in the best condition. Measures 45 in. in length.

Sold for $3000 at the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 17, 12 December 2003.

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