eBay bargains, maybe

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itsnot
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On ebay at the present is a Jennings Indian head bandit. Take a look at the bidding history and that the two top bidders retracted their bids. It's still doing well for a machine with a tray of what looks like marbles in the jackpot window?! l know very little about Jennings' machines, so there may have been a marble jackpot version?
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It's grubby but the chrome doesn't look that bad, cash box, backdoor present. In the present market, if it's working, it's at about the right price (today). The Sun Chief design (although this one is a Club chief) seems more desirable than the Governor. I wouldn't pay that much but it doesn't surprise me.
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Hi
This is how far I’ve got with the better one of the two War Eagles from Devon. It’s kept me busy during lock down.
I’ve still got a bit to do and need your help. I have listed some of the parts I require in the wanted section. If anyone has any of these parts that they are willing to sell, let me know.
Cheers
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Well Bedbug you have done an amazing job so far and castings look great given condition. Are they the original reel tins and handle?

One part that will be a challenge as I know of two other U.K. collectors who have in the past been chasing for rear hoods for War Eagles. I have a half top spare, but wrong shape.

Now Dave Berten in the US has been doing reproduction castings for a while. What I don’t know is if they will match an original front, but he would advise. He also sells repro doors with the imprinted back and other parts. I see your cabinet is new and looks good. Was they made here, or from the US? There is a source of reproduction back doors with flat backs in U.K., often in eBay.

Oh just to add, Squires and Corrie have an original hood for $375 :burp: so shipped would be a lotta dough... They hold parts for many machines, some put online 10 years ago hoping the right person comes along http://squiresandcorrie.com/shop/produc ... ts_id=2443

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Hi Treefrog
Glad you like what I’ve got done so far. The handle, as far as I can tell, is an older reproduction, and the reel tins I acquired off a spare mechanism I had. The cabinet was made by my dad's friend. I think he’s done a marvellous job of making it, as I dropped off what looked like a pile of woodworm-filled firewood.
I have spoken to a few people in the US with no luck yet with a hood. Hopefully, I’ll acquire one before I retire. Got a good 30 years before that happens. 😁
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WOW, that's some transformation!
Well done.
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Fantastic! Your dad's friend is to be commended for that cabinet work. !!THUMBSX2!!
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