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# 1 Sample Wedghead. Buccaneer 01001


By SteamVette

1 year ago



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    #51 1 year ago

    Very cool topic thread and exciting find on your Sample Buccaneer.
    My earliest production game is Wild Wheels (WW1001)
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    Its main deviation from regular production is that the head is wired directly to CAB.
    (I.E. no jones plugs connectors)
    Not 100% sure this was intentional by engineers
    or poorly executed hack by some ill informed newbie.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from wrb1977:

    Unfortunately that is not an alternate spinner...that would have been cool if it was! That is a Williams spinner that they used on some of their pins such as Hot Tip and Argosy. The original Buccaneer spinners took a beating and were often replaced by whatever was laying around. The Buccaneer I once owned had the wrong spinner when I bought it. Keep an eye on eBay as they occasionally do pop up...that is where I eventually found mine. Beautiful pin...thanks for sharing!

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/williams-argosy-pinball-machine-1928872633

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    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from wrb1977:

    That is the nicest original Buccaneer spinner that I have seen. To the OP...that is what your pin deserves...ditch the Williams one!

    Thanks, Steve did me a solid. I haven’t put it in yet because I don’t want to wreck it. Silly.

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from wrb1977:

    That is the nicest original Buccaneer spinner that I have seen. To the OP...that is what your pin deserves...ditch the Williams one!

    I don’t want to replace mine if the one I have is original to the game. Not sure if there is anyway of knowing that, but my guess is it’s original to the game.

    #55 1 year ago
    Quoted from SteamVette:

    I don’t want to replace mine if the one I have is original to the game. Not sure if there is anyway of knowing that, but my guess is it’s original to the game.

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    The spinner on your Buccanneer is 100% not the original spinner to your game and is a common spinner made by Williams for their own pins...Gottlieb would not have used a spinner from one of their competitors. The attached original sales brochures, promo photo, and playfield photos should clarify this for you and are examples of Williams pins that used this spinner. It’s really not a big deal...it can be easily changed once you find an original Buccaneer spinner. The cool thing about the Buccaneer spinner is that it was only used on Buccaneer and the AAB version Ship Ahoy...it is unique to these titles.

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    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Very cool topic thread and exciting find on your Sample Buccaneer.
    My earliest production game is Wild Wheels (WW1001)
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    Its main deviation from regular production is that the head is wired directly to CAB.
    (I.E. no jones plugs connectors)
    Not 100% sure this was intentional by engineers
    or poorly executed hack by some ill informed newbie.

    Could you please post a photo of the inside of the Wild Wheels head? Thanks!

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from wrb1977:

    The spinner on your Buccanneer is 100% not the original spinner to your game and is a common spinner made by Williams for their own pins...Gottlieb would not have used a spinner from one of their competitors.

    Thanks! I guess I will keep me eye out for a nice original spinner for my machine.

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from SteamVette:

    Thanks! I guess I will keep me eye out for a nice original spinner for my machine.

    I’d buy the stickers and put them on the current spinner until you find an original.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    Could you please post a photo of the inside of the Wild Wheels head? Thanks!

    My Wild Wheels is buried in the back of my storage unit, currently.
    The photo i posted is from my photo archives.
    I bought it from John Dayhuff in 2010.
    Maybe when it warms and dries up a bit i will dig it out,
    it needs to see the light of day.

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    #60 1 year ago

    I was able to buy a NOS spinner thanks to PBR. Also replaced all the rings.

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    #61 1 year ago
    Quoted from SteamVette:

    I was able to buy a NOS spinner thanks to PBR. Also replaced all the rings.
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    Love that spinner!

    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from jasonspoint28:

    Love that spinner!

    Thanks for your help!

    #63 1 year ago

    No problem. I think the sample is super cool and it deserves good parts.

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    #64 1 year ago

    Looks awesome...congrats on getting one!

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    #65 1 year ago

    Well I must have looked at my Buccaneer hundreds of times by now, but tonight was the first time I paid close enough attention to see an “S” after the serial number on the front of the cabinet. I guess this means I can join the sample club now??

    From what I gathered from this thread, Gottlieb started the serial numbering at #1000. Any idea what the typical cutoff number was for sample games?
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    #66 10 months ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    Well I must have looked at my Buccaneer hundreds of times by now, but tonight was the first time I paid close enough attention to see an “S” after the serial number on the front of the cabinet. I guess this means I can join the sample club now??
    From what I gathered from this thread, Gottlieb started the serial numbering at #1000. Any idea what the typical cutoff number was for sample games?
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    There have been guesses that they made around 100 but not sure.

    #67 10 months ago

    Here's my El Dorado 01001 S sample game

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    #68 10 months ago
    Quoted from Gotemwill:

    From what I gathered from this thread, Gottlieb started the serial numbering at #1000. Any idea what the typical cutoff number was for sample games?
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    You can find some production numbers on IPSND :

    http://www.ipsnd.net/View.aspx?id=391

    http://www.ipsnd.net/View.aspx?id=766

    #69 10 months ago

    One of our customers had the golden unit for either a Lucky Hand or High Hand (or one of the variations). Forget if it was serial number 1000 or 1001, but it had pencil notes under the playfield and on the light board in the backbox but most noticable was that one of the colors on the cabinet was swapped to a very bright orange. I was told this was done to make sure that they didn't accidentally ship out the unit as it was used to verify any questions about assembly during manufacturing

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