Question on bolsey flash

kevin926

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What's the going rate for a Bolsey #2 flash nowadays? Praco is a unicorn and or very expensive and I've seen great sabers made from the Bolsey

Number 2 Bolseys don't seem to come up as much ,but they do from time to time
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JGattonII

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What's the going rate for a bolsey #2 flash nowadays? Praco is a unicorn and or very expensive and I've seen great sabers made from the Bolsey

Thanks in advance
I've seen them anywhere from $60 to $160 lately. I think I have a Bolsey body and/or pieces from similar flashes that could be helpful. Feel free to PM me if interested.
 

Halliwax

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like Jgattonll has mentioned, ive seen them around that price as well

for the record, i bought my praco flash (100% accurate) for 35 bucks, it was in a ebay lot with a bunch of other flashes. i swear more finds are found this way. keep an eye out for flash lot auctions
 

Darth Elevator

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I’ve bought several this past year in the $50 - $100 range. Haven’t seen many lately but there were a few weeks where I saw like 6. The timing is just random.
 

kevin926

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like Jgattonll has mentioned, ive seen them around that price as well

for the record, i bought my praco flash (100% accurate) for 35 bucks, it was in a ebay lot with a bunch of other flashes. i swear more finds are found this way. keep an eye out for flash lot auctions
How long ago was that
 

Darth Elevator

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Do you have all the other parts needed for the conversion? Grips, oil pan? Pem nut?

Yeah. The oil pan isn't a perfect replica, but it looks good. All my memories of this have floated away, but the oil pan may be from someone here. I don't fully remember. You can see on the side by side below how it's bulkier.

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Here are the last two I built. The grips are correct (or very close to it, I can't remember if it's a millimeter or two off), and I have a bunch of the PEM nuts.

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Halliwax

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Yeah. The oil pan isn't a perfect replica, but it looks good. All my memories of this have floated away, but the oil pan is from someone here, I believe. You can see on the side by side below how it's bulkier.

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Here are the last two I built. The grips are correct (or very close to it, I can't remember if it's a millimeter or two off), and I have a bunch of the PEM nuts.

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Came out awesome
 

BlandoCalrssian

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I think I paid about 100 for my Bolsey a few years ago. I got my parts from sjanish.
 

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JGattonII

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I've seen them anywhere from $60 to $160 lately. I think I have a Bolsey body and/or pieces from similar flashes that could be helpful. Feel free to PM me if interested.
For what it's worth, I also confirmed I have one whole Bolsey, one missing the metal "button" on the side, and another flash that's very similar to a Bolsey but actually has the brass slotted machine screw like a Praco. I also have PEM nuts, various cast and/or 3D designed/printed parts, etc.
 

Milo Talon

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Picked one up off fb marketplace a few days ago for $30, cheapest I've found in a long time. Only others I've found recently are in the $70-80 range. Still haven't found a praco though :(
 

kevin926

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Looks like I have everything with the exception of the PEM and bolt or screw under it. If anyone has a set, please let me know.

Thanks in advance

Ps
What are we using for grips?
 

Milo Talon

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I've got a couple extra pem nuts laying around and some of the carb jets on order that should be delivered tomorrow. For the grips I use pvc pipe cut, sanded, and painted. There are some rubber replica grips out there too that I'm sure are more accurate. Just finished my mini-yoda saber recently. Once the carborator jets come in I can send you both.
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