Vintage 1930's Marx tin litho target shooting game with cast iron metal machine gun unit. Gun is designed to shoot BB's and the game includes these. The machine gun is mounted with a swivel base to change the direction of fire which is controlled by a crank. The original wooden crank has been replaced by a metal one. All other pieces of the arcade game are original. Top of arcade reads "National Defense Machine Gun Target Practice". This post war theme, is well evidenced with the targets that are included in the game. The graphics include that of a soldier, aviator, sailor, tank, planes and a ship. The background of the target gallery has graphics which include a detailed battle scene with charging soldiers, motorcycles, tanks, fighter planes and artillery. The top center also has a target bell attached and when hit, it will ring. On either side of the bell, there are five (5) different double-sided, die-cut cardboard targets suspended by a string. Each of these hanging die-cut targets measure 1 ½" long and include three (3) parachuting soldiers and two (2) fighter planes. The base of the arcade has three (3) additional revolving tin targets. The painted sheet metal frame and platform ramp have some wear from use, but retain most of the vibrant paint colors. The ramp has an automatic return and refill after a BB is shot. The game measures 12 ½" high, 22 ½" deep and 11" wide. This rare Marx game is in excellent condition with all original parts , except the crank on the machine gun. A great collectible that has stood the test of time and would make a great display piece or addition to your post World War I toy collection.
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