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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
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Not Bakelite Aaron. just heavy plastic. They made one from Bakelite? I didn't know they came out with it that early (late 30's early 40's popular Bakelite period) I thought early 50's? Flatband
 

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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
 

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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


 

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They are tight Bud you're right but I HAD TO HAVE IT! I'll do extra things around the house to make it up to her!
Funny, I've waited for years to find one of these.( my original was taken from me by a cop around 69'-70) now i pick up 2 in a few months. Unreal! Flatband
 

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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!
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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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