Quoted from PinballAir:
I finished my 1957 Williams Cross Fire gun game.
Beautiful work! Did you replace all the relays with modern ones? Never seen that before.
I find these all so cool. The variety in themes is so huge!
I have memories of these from my childhood at Gameland in Lake Geneva.
Can't wait to find one, restore it and get it running perfect!
I feel like project games used to come up all the time on Craigslist just a couple years ago. Not so much these days.
Picked up this guy recently. After playing in the back it seems to be pretty functional. Need to cleanup the stepper units but should hopefully be easy to get to 100%! In good shape for it's age. I was thinking of repainting it but the aged look is also pretty sweet.
Quoted from northvibe:
Someone I know just called and said they have an old gun game they want to have me come buy/get. He bought it years ago, so it must of worked at some point and has been in a house since.
Is there an average value on a non rare/grail game?
What is the best way to move one? Upright in a truck or can I lay it flat in my Jeep or trailer?
Do these weigh more than a pinball? I just hear they are heavy!
300 lbs is about right. I (barely) fit a Midway Captain Kidd laying on its side in my girlfriend's 2017 Jeep Renegade. Definitely take the rifle off. I'd leave the backglass in unless it's very easy to pop out.
That being said, a lot of the Chicago Coin and other rifle games look like they get BIG. Ask for some pictures and assess from there.
For cost $200-400 is about right for a project in my opinion.
Be sure you get all the parts he has, parts for these games are extremely difficult if not impossible to find.
Quoted from northvibe:
Thanks guys! Just got done getting it upstairs. The lid for the gun has wing nuts and carriage bolts. I got those out, unplugged and it came off easy peasy.
Game comes up, resets but no targets come up. Gun fires and makes the pew pew noise, but I’ll have to clean up the relay/switches just like an em pin I bet. One black light tube is out.
Is the standard light bulb a normal (non black light) bulb? I see two t8 looking bulbs and I think those are the black lights.
Cab has no keys so I’ll have to drill the locks on the back and kick panel. Coin door was already drilled.
Great looking game! The artwork seems to be in great shape. I love the cigarette holders! How heavy was that thing?! That dolly doesn't look like it could handle that cab!
Quoted from Pablito350:
Yesterday I picked up a Monster Gun, and I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do to it.
I think I've seen that "monster"osity on Facebook for sale.
I'm restoring mine currently. I can give you the paint codes. Maybe making stencils down the line.
Quoted from edward472:
I'm trying to buy my first EM. Quick question for you guys, I'm going to go look at a Midway Deluxe Shooting Gallery. Anything specific I should look for? What kind of price range am I looking at for an unrestored machine?
Check all the mechanics. Pop off the front door and check the compressor and ball launch mechanism. Test it and check scoring. The tube going to the gun tends to fall apart over time, inspect it. Ensure the targets all move smoothly.
I've never seen these for sale before in the collector realm (searched here, RGP, etc.), so have no basis of what they go for.
That being said, working complete and with average cosmetics not falling apart I'd guess around $2k.
Restored ones go for $6-8k (per Torrance auctions). I heard there was one at the Chicago coinop show last year that sold for $6k before the show even opened.
Where do you guys find these weirdo EM games for sale? Are there forums that I can't seem to find?
Picked up this project today. Need scans for the lower glass if anyone has one. It's missing the torpedo motor so I'll be whipping up a DIY replacement.
Can someone please post a similar photo of their Midway Sea Raider? I have this stray wire I don't know where it goes. It's either white grey or yellow...
There's some solder residue on the female connector at the bottom left so guessing it's that.
Also, the bottom right pin on the female is that red one, but my sound board connector doesn't have the pin populated.
Thank you kindly! It's coming off of the factory loom. Mine is an early run (#258) and the service bulletin called for updating some wiring for some sound stuff, not sure if that applies here.
Here's a better picture of my connector, that mysterious red wire! I'll dig through the schematic and see what I can find. Thank you!!
Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside