Vintage Speedgun Flash Disassembly Help? (Pics)

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  1. Scott D

    Scott D Sr Member

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    Picked up this Speedgun in an Ebay lot of flashes, reflectors, etc. and I'm stumped on getting the remaing parts that are still attached off of this thing.

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    I've removed the screws in the circled areas and nothing wants to budge. Am I missing something?

    Thanks for looking.

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  2. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    Have you considered the remote possibilty those parts need to stay on the renewed 'future' of that vintage flashgun as a lightsaber prop . . . instead of removing and tossing them in an all vintage screws and parts bin? Try thinking like a true props maker in a rush to get that lightsaber on set a.s.a.p. and wrap your brains around those parts by slamming on some T-tracks as grips, a proper clamp thingy with bubbles or so and some emitter parts to finish it ... pronto :wacko

    Chaim
     
  3. Scott D

    Scott D Sr Member

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    They are staying on the flash. They had to come off in order to wet-sand the old dull aluminum finish away.

    I figured it out. The push-button that is held in place with a set screw is pressed on, as well. :facepalm

    After the push-button was pulled off, I saw the brass part that screws downinto the bulb holder inside. I didn't have the proper spanner tool for this, but sticking the sharp end of a file down into the hole, and turning it loose while pushing down on the file got it out. Same thing worked for the part with the 4 pin sockets on the bottom, which I had already removed.

    Who said I was in a hurry?

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  4. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    is that little detail on the bottom similar to the detail on a Graflex?

    good work! I've been told that those midband are sometimes heated to slide onto the flash and then cooled.
     
  5. Scott D

    Scott D Sr Member

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    It looks like the switch that is used to activate the glass eye on a Graflex, but all it does is lock the endcap in place. :cool

    The clamp on this one slid right off.

    These Speedgun flashes are a little shorter than a Peak, Heiland, etc. but they can still be made into a decent custom with some shorter grips.
     

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