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Ball Pull Removal Help - Gottlieb Cowpoke

By KDMpinball

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hello all, I have a Gottlieb Cowpoke from 1965 that I received from my father back in 1995, he purchased it years earlier around Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It's in Dallas now. I have kept it working and it still does, however the plywood on the backglass was peeling. It's been on my list to fix for 25 years (wow) and I finally have started to fix it up by replacing the wood and painting it.

The inside is dirty so I figured I would do that as well. Small problem, how does one remove the striker tip from the ball pull? I tried to rotate it and pull but no movement. I stopped so I don't smash it up. See pics.

Any help on how to remove it?

Thank you.

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#2 1 year ago
Quoted from KDMpinball:

Any help on how to remove it?

Because the end is mushroomed ? Dremel, grind it smooth.

Or cut it off and get a new shooter rod.

LTG : )

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from KDMpinball:

Hello all, I have a Gottlieb Cowpoke from 1965 that I received from my father back in 1995, he purchased it years earlier around Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It's in Dallas now. I have kept it working and it still does, however the plywood on the backglass was peeling. It's been on my list to fix for 25 years (wow) and I finally have started to fix it up by replacing the wood and painting it.
The inside is dirty so I figured I would do that as well. Small problem, how does one remove the striker tip from the ball pull? I tried to rotate it and pull but no movement. I stopped so I don't smash it up. See pics.
Any help on how to remove it?
Thank you.
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I've used a good file and in a couple minutes smoothed it down for removal.

#4 1 year ago

Thank for your replies, appreciate it. I decided to start sanding while waiting and I nudged the bar and it popped off. There is a plate that secures the assembly on the inside and the notch in the plate narrows to hold the bar in the machine. See pic.

I assumed it was the tip without looking further.

Hopefully this helps someone else.

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