Buck Rogers TV show pistol

SurferGeek

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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.




 

SurferGeek

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<div class='quotetop'>(micdavis @ Jun 17 2006, 09:01 PM) [snapback]1263370[/snapback]</div>
The valves and tubes on those Match-o-Matic guns were also used in the Logan's Run Sandman pistols.
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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.
 

Reaper57

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I wonder if the Propman for that show knew Fred Cramer? :lol
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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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<div class='quotetop'>(Reaper57 @ Jun 18 2006, 02:12 PM) [snapback]1263689[/snapback]</div>
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I wonder if the Propman for that show knew Fred Cramer? :lol
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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.
 

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
 
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