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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Blaster parts Reply with quote

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I have little doubt that its been gone over in depth but id like to hear anyoneís thought to the specifics of the laser pointer/jewelers screwdriver component. Iím slowly amassing parts for a blaster and will most likely use them to supplant some of the Sidkit metal kit parts. Id like to see if anyone has come across a screwdriver that matched the original. Or I may machine a few if I canít. The cast ones never feel/look the same in regards to the knurling.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It reminds me of a nail "set" a tool used to counter-sink nails. Not that I've ever seen one that matched.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found an aluminum handle that's very similar...it's got pointy tools that come off of either end. The trick is removing the metal tools from either end without damaging the aluminum.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pretty sure it isn't a jeweler's screwdriver. Mainly because it would be pretty close to impossible to remove the shaft from one of those. I had a list of items I was searching for and came pretty close on a few occasions. Some of my ideas include...
-pin vise
-mechanical pencil or scriber
-hole punch
-rivet or nail setter
-revolver cylinder axle/shell casing remover
I have a feeling that it is probably a tool used with gunsmithing, since so many of the greeblies came from gun parts. My list is actually much longer, but most of it I have somewhat ruled out.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once_bitten; LOL at the avatar, what brand of blaster is that?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add dental tools to the list of possibles. Actually that's the first thing that was suggested to me. I've looked at a lot of them on ebay (vintage) never came close.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be surpised if the sight was a reloading tool used for popping the dimpled primers out of used shell casings or something along those lines. Could have easily been a drift punch handle, or a gunsmithing screw driver handle too.

It's such a specific design though, you'd think someone would have found the company who made screw drivers with handles like that by now.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Seth, you hit the point of my avatar right on the head...read any reviews lately?
As far as the site/laser is concerned, it's reasonable to assume ,since nothing has been found that's identicle, they may have altered a found object slightly, at least 10% to avoid copyright issues.
It's a simple enough design to have machined from scratch...If you know someone with a metal-lathe or have a machine shop in your town.
Or check out this link: http://www.emachineshop.com/
These guys actually GIVE you a CAD program for designing metal parts and when you have finished with the design you want, not only will it show the part to you in 3-D but you can also click a button and get a quote!
No, I'm not spamming here and no I haven't tried it myself...though I have the CAD program I haven't been able to figure it out. Maybe one of you will have better luck! Let me know if you do, there's some parts I'd love to have made.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing about the green LED site is that I am sure I have seen it before. As sure as I was with the scope knob and I was able to find that. Problem is that memories from that long ago are not complete. I also think that in some of the world con photos I can just make out numbers inside the side grooves. I have asked Karl a few times about them and have not yet got an answer.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy,
when you say "scope knob" are you talking about the knob that faces out on the right side of the gun?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be the one...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call it the "Watch face" knob but I wanted to be certain we were on the same page.
Did you also say you found a source for them?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was on this very board that i first posted about it here...

http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=177&start=0

you can find them on ebay once in a while(actually quite often). They are an adjustment knob for a vintage Weaver 29s scope...also the Weaver 344 is almost identical.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool...thanks for re-posting the link!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to re link the image since it was dead, but it is the same one I first posted. I have the 344 scope and the 29s seems pretty common, but a lot of high bidders have been gun part collector, sellers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not selling any by any chance?(had to ask)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that from the lack of a response to my question, the answer is a "no."
No worries...I came across a weaver knob(thanks to Andy's Info) and am having some duplicates machined.
I'll post pics if they turn out well and if I can get my camera up and working!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry man, thought is was a rhetorical question Wink. I am not interested in selling because it was my father and grandfather's. Also it is the 344 version and just very slightly different. I am keeping it in scope form for now. I have offered to let a couple people make casts off of it though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Andy.
I figured you have probably been asked that question a couple bajillion times so...yeah kinda rhetorical.
I'm just glad you reposted that info, cuz I had no idea!
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