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Early 60's Williams Shooter Question

By MikeO

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I'm working on a Trade Winds and am scratching my head at this metal shooter housing with no nylon liner to it. The plating on the shaft of the current shooter rod is worn off. Do I just put a new shooter rod in there and lube it and call it good or is there a better solution?

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#2 4 years ago

http://www.planetarypinball.com/reference/partsmanuals/WMS_Parts_1964/#/42/

You can see the part diagram here.

I threw mine in the tumbler and polished it up with Mother's Mag.

#3 4 years ago

So these Williams shooters operate metal on metal.

#4 4 years ago

Yes, I don't think any of the manufactures used a nylon liner until the 70s. The woodrail beehive era had a brass insert in the shooter housing.

#5 4 years ago

I guess that is what is unclear about this Williams housing. If it has a brass liner then polishing it up and putting a new/competent shooter rod in there would have me going again. It isn't clear if it has the brass liner. I'll take a magnet to it tonight to see.

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