Buck Rogers TV show pistol

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  1. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Was sifting through a hard drive from my old laptop that died on me a little over a year ago and I just got to taking the drive out and accessing it. Found a picutre of a Buck Rogers prop and it struck me that they used the Match-o-Matic lighter for the base. Not sure why I hadn't noticed it before.


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  2. micdavis

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    The valves and tubes on those Match-o-Matic guns were also used in the Logan's Run Sandman pistols.
     
  3. prop fan

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    that is a cool discovery
     
  4. SurferGeek

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    <div class='quotetop'>(micdavis @ Jun 17 2006, 09:01 PM) [snapback]1263370[/snapback]</div>

    Ya know... I've read that and I've also read that they "tried to use them" but due to the valve not being strong enough they had to scratch build one. I did read that some replica builders bought up a bunch of the lighters from Ebay to make up DS gun replicas, even they mention having problems with the valves on the lighters.
     
  5. roboprop

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    Nice find there SG.

    Darrin
     
  6. Apollo

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    I wonder if the Propman for that show knew Fred Cramer? :lol
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>(apollo @ Jun 18 2006, 04:32 AM) [snapback]1263450[/snapback]</div>
    it was a cast of the MOM lighter..

    most had a bump added to the left side.

    Wilma used it a few times and it is credited as hers but it was used a lot as a background gun by other actors. good guys and bad. :)

    here is mine , i had though of making the Wilma gun from it but decided it would have more value original.

    john :cool
     
  8. SurferGeek

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Reaper57 @ Jun 18 2006, 02:12 PM) [snapback]1263689[/snapback]</div>
    it was a cast of the MOM lighter..

    most had a bump added to the left side.

    Wilma used it a few times and it is credited as hers but it was used a lot as a background gun by other actors. good guys and bad. :)

    here is mine , i had though of making the Wilma gun from it but decided it would have more value original.

    john :cool
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    I've got three from Ebay and didn't pay more than $4 each. Heck, one I got for $1 and it cost more to send it. ;) Not sure how much "original" value they have as they come up quite often. I think there's 2 or 3 listed right now.
     
  9. Houston Robocop

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    Anyone know what the black ribbed handgrip is made from? maybe a found item???

    I may try to build one in the future.


    Nick
     
  10. Funky

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    It looks like a vintage WW2 rifle grenade...
     

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