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I'm not a collector but I do have a couple of vintage slings laying around. I check out the vintage slingshots on the auction site. It seems like daily one will pop up that I would like to have but I pass on it. Can't buy them all. I'm waiting for my "Holy Grail" slingshot and that would be a left hand hold Boler. I don't know why but i just got to have one some day.

So, what is the all time, top of the list vintage, legendary or mythical slingshot you must have someday? Love to see a picture of it.

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Top of my wish list is not a slingshot/catapult but boxes. I have a few Milbro boxes but there are two versions that I know exist which I do not have. What is really annoying is fifty years ago I remember walking out of our local hardware shop with a new Milbro and throwing the box into a bin, it was one of the boxes I am now trying to find.
 

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Top of my wish list is not a slingshot/catapult but boxes. I have a few Milbro boxes but there are two versions that I know exist which I do not have. What is really annoying is fifty years ago I remember walking out of our local hardware shop with a new Milbro and throwing the box into a bin, it was one of the boxes I am now trying to find.
Oh! how I can share that pain. I can't count the times I have done things like that.

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I had an old-school slingshot as a kid. It was white plastic, with a hollow handle for hammer grip. The rubber on it was old, and after it broke (just a few days) I never got anymore. My dad didn't know where to find any, so it just got tossed in a box and sold later at a yard sale or something. I'd still like to have that one back for nostalgia. I think it was the Victor Model 10 (found the info and pics on melchior menzel's website at http://slingshot-shooting.de/)
 

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I would love to find a mint in box Curtis Catapult. It was one of the first if not the first commercially produced slingshot. Very few were distributed as far as I can find out. I believe one of my collector friends has one. This collector has a few very rare items of high interest.
 

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I had an old-school slingshot as a kid. It was white plastic, with a hollow handle for hammer grip. The rubber on it was old, and after it broke (just a few days) I never got anymore. My dad didn't know where to find any, so it just got tossed in a box and sold later at a yard sale or something. I'd still like to have that one back for nostalgia. I think it was the Victor Model 10 (found the info and pics on melchior menzel's website at http://slingshot-shooting.de/)
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I am a Trumark collector.

My first slingshot was an FS-1, about 50 years ago. I remember ordering it from an ad in the back of a magazine or comic book. It came with a single white marble. I could not hit anything with it, but had fun stumping in the woods launching stones, trying to hit random objects. I left it with a bunch of stuff when I went to grad. school. Hopefully someone found it and put it to good use.

Trumark stayed in the US when all the other manufacturers went overseas. Its plant was in Boulder, CO - the liberal capitol of the universe. It went out of business a year or so ago.

Trumark also had a lengthy court battle with Saunders over the use of the trade-mark "wrist rocket." The case wound its way through the federal court over a 10 year period with a trial, an appeal, an additional trial and another appeal. Saunders unsuccessfully petitioned the US Supreme Court to consider its case. Interestingly, Saunders admitted that Howard Ellenberg (Trumark's founder) invented the wrist-braced slingshot, but claimed that it developed the market and was therefore entitled to the trade-mark "wrist rocket." The courts eventually rules that Saunders could use the trade-mark exclusively in some states and Trumark in others. It seems that Trumark abandoned the right to use the trade-mark and Saunders now refers to its slingshots as wrist-rockets.
 

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Great information Blue and a wonderful story! Yeah, both companies went at it for awhile about the rights to the name. Like you said ,they ended it amicably. The story told to me by Mr. Ellenberg was that Saunders could sell west of the Mississippi and Trumark would take the east. I found out because I asked him about the different colored handle inserts on the Wrist Rockets whether they denoted age of manufacture ( they don't ). Good stuff!
 

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Hello all. Im new to this forum. Perhaps im posting on the wrong topic idk haha. Im actually a collectore rather than a shooter. I have quite a few old slingshots. But am after the offset milbros badly. Also does anyone know what the numbers mean on the milbro frames? Ive got a number 2. Ive seen a number 1 and also one with 'we' in the cirlce where the number usually are? Anyone got any info on that? I understand Mr Bird is the one for the old english frames.
Thanks people
 
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