I just picked up this little beauty on E-bay. It's a Victor Model 10 from the late 50's early 60's. Great shape and I'm very glad I finally got one. Been trying for a few years. Sorry to anyone that was bidding on it but I had to win this one after losing so many others! Great
Yeah, I have a weakness for Vintage frames Perry. Like yourself, I just love slingshots. I always found the simplicity and needed skill to hit the target consistently,very appealing. Long live the "forked stick"! Flatband
Here's another little jewel I picked up recently. This is a Lohman slingshot from the early 70's. Lohman was known for it's wooden game calls and decided to cash in on the Wham-o craze. This was their candidate. This one came with the original box. My original came in a Jiffy packing bag. I never even knew they had an actual graphics package. Had to have this one. A few months ago I picked up a plain Lohman (without box). Now I have two! I have a few doubles in my collection so when I can I'll put them up for sale on here first before they go to E-Bay. There seems to be a few collectors on here that may be interested. Fun! Flatband
Here's another one of those very rare finds that I absolutely go crazy over. This one is a solid cast Aluminum "V" fork called a "Little Oscar". This was available for short time in the early 60's. It came from the great vintage slingshot state of Michigan. Man,those guys up there made some nice frames! I guess it was the "John Milligan" influence! This one, as far as I can tell, was never used and came with the box. Thick gum bands,single slot attachment,wrapped thin wire tie on the band -pouch connection.I saw one of these go off for a pretty hefty price on e-bay a few years ago. I lost that bid-got this one though! Cool!
Hi Scotty, yeah it was out of my league too but the guy re-listed it and it said under the price "or best offer". We went back and forth for awhile and finally agreed on a number that was good for both. I was surprised it lasted. Don't know that much about it. I remember reading one of my uncles magazines (maybe Popular Mechanics?) and seeing a small ad in back where they all kept the slingshot ads. i think it was 1961 or so. I was 8 or 9. I went to the local Library awhile back and went through a ton of Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield magazine micro film and made a lot of copies of vintage ads for slingshots( not this one though). The Library went back only so far. if I want to go further back ,I have to go to the NY lIbrary-which I will someday. Man,there was a lot more then I ever realized! I want to paste them all together in an album. I know,i'm sick!!!! Flatband
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