[Ads-l] Antedating Zap Gun (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Jan 9 16:39:09 UTC 2015

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OED has 1969 for "zap gun" (under entry for zap)

OED SF project has 1954.

_Fantasy Review_ Feb-Mar 1947 p 3
"ASF's competitor-mags are stocked by professional pulp-writers with plots about lush, semi-clad damsels, greenish monsters with nasty notions, stalwart heroes with zap-guns."

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