Something tells me something else in the drill is used.. why gut it without any clues!
Dang, I meant people today identifying parts, like why crack open that drill in 2021 - but as for sourcing back then... that helps explain that as well, thank you!The way it was explained to me with most of these parts and most of the props is that they simply went to industrial surplus stores and bought various items they were there that they thought would be useful in building various props.
If you are not aware of what industrial surplus is or why items become industrial surplus, read this:
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So basically there is a high chance that the prop makers don't even know what the original item is/was used for.