*FOUND!* Original part used on the other Jawa Rifle

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  1. andy19422

    andy19422 Sr Member

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    I was doing one of my usual ebay searches when a pic suddenly stopped me in my tracks. I recognized it instantly as luckily I had read this thread only a couple of days before. http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=46353&highlight=jawa+rifle Here is the Rifle in question
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    And this is the part that I saw [​IMG]
    The part is the Exhaust Venturi for a 1930's De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane, and there only around a dozen still flying in the World. You can see it mounted on the Exhaust in these pictures.

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    The part had a start price of £15 but I managed to buy it for £25:D Apparently the seller's late Father used to deal in Aircraft spares and interestingly got rid of all his De Havilland spares in the 70's, could these be the source of the parts used in the movie? Unfortunately he has no more and the chances of finding more are pretty slim.
    Here are some more pics:)
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  2. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're a legend!
     
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  3. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    I knew it was an exhaust!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. andy19422

    andy19422 Sr Member

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    I was just very lucky:D I always keep a mental note of mystery parts just incase I ever spot them.
     
  5. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NICE(y)thumbsup
     
  6. Cameron

    Cameron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WTG!!!
     
  7. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOOT! Good on ya'!
     
  8. Marv

    Marv Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Simply brilliant Andy :)
     
  9. matty matt

    matty matt Sr Member

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    Great find! Cross this one off the list. You did it, man. :thumbsup
     
  10. Wavey

    Wavey Well-Known Member

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    Excellent purchase, well spotted! Nice to see it close up and in great condition.
     
  11. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Holy smokes! Congrats!! One more for the books!
     
  12. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Outstanding find! My hat's off to you!!!
     
  13. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    AMAZING!
     
  14. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Its funny, as just last Saturday, i was watching a couple of Dragon Rapides constantly taking off and landing before and after the flying legends airshow started at Duxford.

    Keith.
     
  15. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And you never thought to sneak up and yank one off!

     
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  16. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    That sounds so wrong lol.

    Keith.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I thought about it when i was looking at the B-29 though!

    Keith.
     
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  17. Wavey

    Wavey Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna head out to the Duxford show last week but as usual plans were dropped, grrr.
     
  18. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    It was a great show and perfect weather on Saturday.

    Keith.
     
  19. spoudastis

    spoudastis Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow wow wow!! now you have to mold that for the rest of us. incredible find, congrats.
     
  20. scottjua

    scottjua Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Whoa!!!!!!
     
  21. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    Bravo!, But, of course, it has to be another needle in a haystack part.
     
  22. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Un be lievable
     
  23. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome find.
     
  24. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Wow! Very cool find!!! And it only took 38 years! :lol
     
  25. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WELL DONE Andy!!!

    You managed to solve one the last few prop-related mysteries...you´re a rockstar :cool !
    Now go and identify/ find a source for the last remaining parts and become a HERO ;)

    Thx man!

    Markus
     
  26. andy19422

    andy19422 Sr Member

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    Sounds like a challenge:lol
     
  27. TazVader

    TazVader Sr Member

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    Well what a great thread. Well done mate. Put me on the interest list ha ha.

    What's the dimensions of this thing anyways?

    Regards
    T
    A
    Z
     
  28. andy19422

    andy19422 Sr Member

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    Sorry Taz, it's on it's way to a new home;) The lever or Trigger part looks to me to be a Decompression lever, maybe from an early British motorbike. The piece under the cog at the front looks to be a winder, like you find on some reel tapes or maybe photo editing machines.
     
  29. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wait, you already resold it? That was a fast turnaround! Blessed are those who can let go of things :D
     
  30. andy19422

    andy19422 Sr Member

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    I like the hunt more than the part I find.
     
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  31. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hear hear!

    Now stop posting and proceed with doing the things you love...PART HUNTING!!!! :cool

    Markus
     
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  32. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    Unfortunately you didn´t liked to take some measurements first.
     
  33. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    The $$$ clouded his judgement. :)



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  34. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    But you made a mold, right? :D
     
  35. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, 32 years, that blaster's in ROTJ isn't it?

    Outstanding bit of detective work, congratulations!
     
  36. SofaKing01

    SofaKing01 Master Member

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    WOW! Great find! The original designers should did pick those aircraft grave yeards clean! :)
     
  37. Marv

    Marv Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually after reading what you said that there are so few of these things in flight part of me actually hope it's new home is with an aviation enthusiast.
     
  38. Marv

    Marv Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agree with you about break lever looks like it could be off a push/motor bike
     
  39. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Haha. You already sold it. Too funny.


    Well done.
     
  40. Yeats

    Yeats Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is there a list anywhere of all missing prop pieces??

    Awesome find by the way :)
     
  41. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wait it a second... Markus should be more upset about this. Hmmm... I wonder. :behave
     
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  42. andy19422

    andy19422 Sr Member

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    I'm sure the new owner will really enjoy it;)
     
  43. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ;) Markus
     
  44. scottjua

    scottjua Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Of course
     
  45. DownInFlames

    DownInFlames Well-Known Member

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    Awesome find! Congratulations!
     
  46. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    At least there's a chance of replicas now.
     
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  47. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Another 'Howard Eumig Servomatic' moment. I live for the SW finds on this forum.
    Brilliant.
     

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