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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby widget2k4 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:32 pm

Thanks for the help, and I agree with Roger about it being dolled up lol, that's exactly what I'm busy doing to it. :)

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby dutchboy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:45 pm

Widget I’m sure I have seen one like this or very similar but can’t remember where it was. Now my brains will crack the coming hours. :#:

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby widget2k4 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Dutchboy was it not in the Elephant House? lol

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby dutchboy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:42 pm

Well as far as I know, it was much longer ago. But I have to say my memory is not getting any better.

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:23 pm

Looking for suggestions for a name, if anyone has any, and where to put it. :)
And not Atom Gun, that’s for sure.
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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby gameswat » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:44 pm

Widge, I think you made a huge mistake by not keeping it original with the wrinkle paint. That stuff makes almost anything you put it on look vintage and period. Operators hated glossy machines because they scratched and marked so quickly and then looked terrible. And manufactures also hated high end glossy paint as it meant a lot more finishing work to do. The machines were only meant for a relatively short lifespan so they rushed them out pretty quickly. Well, except for Wurlitzer in their heyday, who were the Rolls Royce of coin-op and overdid everything.

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby treefrog » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:04 pm

I suspect he does not plan to sell to an operator, but a boys' toys buyer who has a nagging wife.....also I can't remember a single machine left with original paint Widget has done. ;-)

It is a nice paint job though. Why not just call it Duck Shoot?

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby 13rebel » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Whilst I'm not a lover of gloss paint, I think it's a great job, particularly the crispness of the edges of the black figures and grass. Is there a secret to this other than a steady hand and miles of masking tape? I'm sure we would like to know the technique.

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:42 pm

Yeah Tom is right, I don’t do original I like different. :)
It’s never going to be in an arcade as long as I have it, it’s just a bit of fun and I prefer shiny things. lol

Can’t call it Duck Shoot Tom as there is not a duck on the targets lol There’s rabbits, hares, pheasants.

And to top it all off, it works perfect after a few minor repairs. :)

Love it and what a hard game. lol

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Re: Shooting game identification

Postby coppinpr » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:10 pm

This is the ABT Duck Hunt I was referring to earlier. Like I said, these were very heavy and well made, so not the machine in question, but the artwork was very like Widget's machine. In fact, if you stretch the art on the ABT, it's EXACTLY the same - gun held low, grass, dog looking up, four ducks of various sizes in the same order. Strange but true.

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I couldn't see the gun very well on your photos widg. Does it look original or more of an "Atomic Gun"? Must admit, the thought of blasting hares and rabbits with an atomic gun is hard to imagine. !!FLAMED!!


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