Does anyone know who made these??

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by iamslow, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. iamslow

    iamslow New Member

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    Hello, I stumbled upon this bb shooter on ebay and its price is getting up there... looks like a cool toy!! does anyone know its history?? I tried a google search and found nothing... Any ideas??<br><br><br><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160858878336" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160858878336</a>
     
  2. e_monster55

    e_monster55 New Member

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    Cool looking slingshot, might make a nice design.
     

  3. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>lol the rubber looks like something......</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  4. larrys

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    I remember those, I cant tell you who made it but i can tell you roughly when. mid 1960 to late 1970's and I believe K-Mart was selling them. they might be a wham-o branded item.
     
  5. CaptainBacon

    CaptainBacon Knowledgeable Man

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    Use a plastic tube and a balloon stretched over the rim. Fix the tube to a handle and viola.
     
  6. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>brat boon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">lol the rubber looks like something......</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Me too.......No Catholics allowed..... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
     
  7. brat boon

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
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    <tr><td class="quote">lol the rubber looks like something......</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Me too.......No Catholics allowed..... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>haha lol</span>
     
  8. iamslow

    iamslow New Member

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    Well, I tried to bid on it and the price shot up to $50 bucks by the time the auction ended.... must have been a real collector item... didnt expect it to go that high...
     
  9. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>brat boon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">lol the rubber looks like something......</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> I thought Joerg was the first one to use condoms as bands. Guess I was wrong...<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><br>Capt.Bacon has a good idea. I was wondering where you'd get replacement bands for that thing if you won the auction (assuming you wanted to actually shoot it). Balloons would be answer. I'm sure you could find some approximately the same size as the original rubber. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>
     
  10. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <tr><td class="quote"> Balloons would be answer. I'm sure you could find some approximately the same size as the original rubber. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I think you should walk into Harry's and with your head held high, in a loud, steady voice say, "Harry......I want you to sell me a Sling Shot rubber. In fact today, I'll have a Theraband Gold tickler. For I am a Bean Shooter!"<br><br>.......eeeeevery bean is saaaaaacred, eeeevery bean is goooooood........</span>
     
  11. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    I wonder if they make ribbed Theraband for increased shooting pleasure? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  12. larrys

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    It went for $50 bucks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> whow! I remember them selling for less than $5 at the most. they were made out of bakelite plastic and when they broke the duco model glue we had wouldn't fix them. they should be easy to make: a handle, 1" abs coupling, a couple of screws, some binding wire, and 3 - 4 condoms(lifestiles?).
     
  13. larrys

    larrys New Member

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    ribbed therabands - intriguing idea, ribbed length wise, for "his" shooting pleasure.
     
  14. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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