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Pre-war shooter rod/tips?

By AlexF

48 days ago

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    #1 48 days ago

    I've been digging through some of my parts and thought I'd ask about these. What I assume to be pre-war era shooter rods and tips? The rods are all narrower compared to a standard modern shooter or stepped down. I have a few tips for the smaller diameter rods as well. I'm curious about the red and yellow tips? They are threaded. I'm not 100% sure they are rod tips but they came in the same group as the other parts originally. Also if can anyone i.d. the lift/shooter combo on the right?

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    #2 44 days ago

    I cant place the one on the right. my first instinct was Genco but they we not as ornate

    #3 44 days ago

    Downvote? Awe man. Anyway I looked at a bunch of games in the past and thought it might be a Bally but am not certain.

    #5 43 days ago

    Some Williams woodrails have a reduced diameter portion at the very end of the shooter rod. Naturally, the hole in the rubber tip must be smaller as well. Where do you get this type of shooter tip? Well, nowhere!
    So, on a few of these, I made a wooden bushing out of a dowel, which allows the use of a standard rubber tip for the shooter. It's nice to have a lathe in the workshop.
    My guess for the shooter assembly on the right would be Genco. I have a similar one, but without the push up rod.

    #6 43 days ago

    It would be nice to see a picture of them horizontally that showed any taper etc. to the back of the knob. I know you can see a little of the detail in that pic.

    He's a picture of mine on Play-Boy. The second picture is of Five Star Final. The knob on Five Star Final is or course wood. Worthy of note is that is a home edition of Five Star Final. The commercial Five Star Final Jr or Sr was different. Seems obvious none of them match my pictures.

    I'm certainly no expert. Between trying to get a modest education and working long days on the farm I was way to busy for entertainment in the 30's.

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    #7 43 days ago

    I should add, if you consider selling any, I'm potentially interested in an all metal rod for Five Star Final. I'd have to pull it out and measure knob diameter, shaft diameter and length.

    #8 43 days ago

    I packed them back away but can get them out to add another pic. None of them really look like the first one you show though if that's what you need for Five Star.

    I would consider selling a few of these. This era interests me so I liked having them on hand. I have been holding on to them for quite a few years thinking one day they would come in handy. But now going through my parts the realization has set in how long a lot of them have been put away. I kind of wonder if they will just end up in my estate auction one day?

    #9 43 days ago

    Here's another pic. Also have this push-up metal beehive housing if anyone knows what game that fits?

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    #10 42 days ago

    Actually the one I'd be looking for for Five Star Final would be this one but in all metal. I can take measurements if you have one and would be willing to let one go

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    #11 42 days ago
    Quoted from Pinbub:

    Actually the one I'd be looking for for Five Star Final would be this one but in all metal. I can take measurements if you have one and would be willing to let one go
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    Yes of course, if one of these will work for you.

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