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Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby martinb » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:30 am

I have bought my first slot machine of this kind. Goldfinger Big Jack, built by Competition industries, Belgium.
But it is without any kind of papers, and I find almost nothing at the internet. So I hoped that one of you could help me with info. Manuals, electric schematics, flyers and knowledge...
After a few days I understood that I got model 838.1 - the non pay out machine... So no money all over the floor here...

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby treefrog » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:21 pm

Hello and welcome,

I am not much use here as it looks like a Bally variant. I know of the Bally 831, not 838 and I sold most of my guides, but have one service manual and will check.

Interesting the concept of Amusement only slot machine like this, as this would be associated with gambling. I remember as a teenager doing a backpacking holiday around Europe in about 1982 and the first night staying in a dodgy bar in The Hague... back then very few people spoke English and had fun with locals talking and not understanding each other getting very drunk. Anyway they had a fruit machine which I played and won a fortune on, only to try and collect the huge winnings to realize it was credits only..... I left it with about 900 credits. What was the point of that? !PUZZLED!

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby coppinpr » Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Spain was the same in the late '60s and '70s. There seemed no reason to play and it always struck me that, in fact, no one DID seem to play.

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby brigham » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:27 am

I believe this arrangement still persists in Northern Ireland.

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby slotey » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi,
I have a machine by the same company and have been looking for ages for a diagram and have given up. A four reel 1-6 coin multiplier to a maximum payout of 1800 coins: 300 by machine, the rest by attendant, but 600 on the Goldfinger feature. This link should take you to a site with several flyers: http://www.stubbens.se/My%20Private%20C ... Flyers.htm

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby martinb » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:46 pm

Sorry for my late reply.
I've been in touch with Kjell at stubbens.se for flyers and manual, but also for a new top glass, because my own is broken. But sadly, he couldn't help me. :(

But Treefrog, this model is a no-payout machine with all wins rung up to a register, not only an amusement only machine. :) For people in a bar it probably doesn't matter... it's for amusement only anyway...

Slotey, I mailed a Belgian seller of vintage slot machines. He sent me to flipjuke.fr But no result. :(

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby slotey » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:27 pm

Hi, I have only seen one Competition Industries slot on ebay - a different one to mine and your machine, and asked if any paperwork. No luck, and a few other might haves. I am fairly sure they may not exist - probably destroyed when the company folded. They were only running for a few years. They were thought to have been before their time and a bit complicated, but I would have thought the similar Ballys would have took some beating. One of the biggest problems I have found is the poor wire used - constantly breaking from the soldered joints. They can look fine, but a slight tug and it's off. Worth keeping an eye open if you have any problems.

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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby martinb » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:10 pm

One day someone will help us!

I'm not the toughest handy man, but I have three electricians as neighbors and friends.
But they were skeptical to start cutting into unknown wires. I think it is because they they doesn't share my enthusiasm and amount of spare time...
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Re: Goldfinger Big Jack

Postby slotey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:55 am

I am lucky on one thing - I am a retired electrician, so that really helps with problems in these things. Anything goes wrong, it's pounced on and sorted. May take some time but sorted. Mine was also made in Belgium, but I know they had an office in Vegas. The flyer for mine has an address in Stockholm. I see yours has similar components to mine, i.e stepper units, 50v d.c relays. Mine only a lot more - mine is a six coin multiplier cash-in cash-out. Was also made with credit meter awards. Search for Goldfinger on google. Ten billion hits for James Bond don't help. There is a company Competition Industries, but looking through their history no mention of gaming. If I can give any advice over the years I have really got into these things P.M me, but with most problems you need the thing in front of you.


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