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Catalog Number 2014.018.001
Description c. 1960s Tear Gas Launcher Model 201-Z made by Federal Laboratories, Inc. Used by police and prison guards worldwide. Firearm has a black-colored steel barrel, trigger and a steel rod that connects the wooden hand grip to the front bottom of wooden rifle butt. There is a rust-colored solid rubber shock absorber at end of rifle butt. Cylindrical barrel is 1.5" in diameter and has a green metal sight mounted to its end. At top center, there is a 50 yard sight and a lever that raises to shoot from 75 or 100 yards.
Object Name Gun, Tear Gas
Collection 3D - Armaments
Title SMCSO Tear Gas Launcher Model 201-Z, c. 1960s
Date c. 1960s
Creator Federal Labratories, Inc. U.S.A.
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "MODEL 201-Z / FEDERAL 1 1/2 CAL. GAS GUN / FEDERAL LABORATORIES, INC. / SALTZBURG, PA. U.S.A. / MADE IN U.S.A." (inscribed in metal above hand grip); "SMSO" (burned into right side of rifle butt); "PROPERTY OF / SAN MATEO COUNTY / PROPERTY / NO." (gold sticker on top front of rifle butt)
Provenance This firearm was owned and used by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Notes " fact, a Federal Laboratory Model 210-Z Tear gas Gun, which was used worldwide by Police and prison guards. There were attachments to fire gas grenades, and a "Buckshot Attachment" that adapted it to 12 or 10 gauge...shotshells." [Jack Looney, 11/17/2016]
Dimensions H-8 W-29.5 D-2.125 inches
Dimension Details with sight raised
Search Terms Firearms
San Mateo County
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
San Mateo County-Sheriffs
Sheriff's Department
Subjects Arms & armament
Riot control
Tear gas