New addition for my collection

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Flatband, May 27, 2012.

  1. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    I picked this Slingshot up on E-Bay. Never saw one like it before until I noticed two going off on E-bay. I bid on the cheaper priced one and got lucky and won. The other auction description mentioned this slingshot as an Italian Balustra.<br><br>Looking at it shows it is probably from the late 50's early 60's. I base that on the 3/16" black cube bands and the stamped metal pouch bindings and brass pouch eyelets. The metal bindings were used on a few vintage models ( Spenco-Victor ). The frame itself is steel and the handle looks like Mahogany and at the top of the handle it has a leather skirt for decoration.<br><br>It also has a brass plate with a number stamped on it (1423 ) and also a brass chain hanging from the bottom of the handle. If anyone has any information to add on this, let me know. I have a friend in Italy who I'll have take a look at it and I'll post it on all the forums too. Love getting these old mystery slingshots! Keep clicking to make the image larger. Flatband <br><br><br><a href="http://www.glowfoto.com/user_imageredirect.php?iid=3932959" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2012/05/27-1638132837T.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>
     
  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Hey, Gary. Long time no talk.<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"> A nice oddity to add to the collection to be sure. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool slingshot
     
  4. Flatband

    Flatband New Member

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    Well, I thought it was a vintage design, anyway I found out it is a current production model of an Italian company that specializes in "Knight paraphenalia" Like the Knights of England. Still looks quite old so who knows how long they have been producing them. Interesting piece anyway. Love these things!!!!!!!! Flatband <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  5. Tobias

    Tobias New Member

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    looks good! but not very usefull... i have also one old nearly like that here in my celler! but nobody shot it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <div>very neat stuff Gary! thanks for sharing! now get me unbanned from ssf please! i did nothing wrong and am eliminated from all teh contests and trades as a result of what? a question .</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  7. trobbie66

    trobbie66 New Member

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Ryan Wigglesworth wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">very neat stuff Gary! thanks for sharing! now get me unbanned from ssf please! i did nothing wrong and am eliminated from all teh contests and trades as a result of what? a question .</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody">Hey ryan I was just at ssf and there is a new post asking,on your behalf, why you were banned. The mods just say to read the rules and that you know why. After a few posts on your behalf NC locked the topic. Seems someone doest like you and getting back is going to difficult.</span>
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    <br>Trobbie66 <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
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  8. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    very nice and medieval <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  9. Spatzenterrorist

    Spatzenterrorist New Member

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    Looks not really cmofortable to use !!!<br>I would put some rope around the handle!!