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    Sep 5, 2017, 3:58 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #576

    franz bolo said: View Post
    Any idea of the current value of the original parts??
    Hi Tim, send me an email and I can give you the recent prices. I also wanted to follow up on our conversation from a few months back.

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    Sep 5, 2017, 4:55 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #577

    In excess of $USD3000 - and that's without including the booster
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    Sep 5, 2017, 9:55 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #578

    teecrooz said: View Post
    I still have a barrel, a barrel extension and two backplates I have no use for.
    Where'd you get the barrel?
    Seriously though, how much do you want for the barrel? I have most of the other necessary remaining Browning parts (not including the side plates that is... but those can be had too). And even real machine gun aficionados have their elusive parts to track down. You think finding a booster is tough? Try locating a disintegrating belt in .303!
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    Sep 6, 2017, 6:36 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #579

    mugatu said: View Post
    Where'd you get the barrel?
    Seriously though, how much do you want for the barrel? I have most of the other necessary remaining Browning parts (not including the side plates that is... but those can be had too). And even real machine gun aficionados have their elusive parts to track down. You think finding a booster is tough? Try locating a disintegrating belt in .303!
    Check your email!
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    Sep 6, 2017, 3:57 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #580

    fezfox said: View Post
    In excess of $USD3000 - and that's without including the booster
    Well that maybe the current rate for all the separate parts, that's not what I paid for mine ... though I was lucky getting my booster early on from the member who discovered the original part for a fair price ... then again I paid the jackpot for my first handwheel after many hours of searching ebay, than I found another for far less and one that was part of the deal for the balance pipe . . . when I'd put together the one with the cheapest parts it's about half of yours including the booster otherwise it would be another $1000 That said an all vintage parts OB1 ANH coming from my infamous collection would make it priceless, of course

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    Sep 6, 2017, 4:09 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #581

    I'm a johnny-come-lately newb. I continue to be impressed by the skills of those who seem to dig things up from amazing places - whereas I find things that don't exist and get ripped off!
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    Sep 6, 2017, 4:49 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #582

    Oh to have been in the game way back when Chaim! I say better late than never. Even though it's a costly build present-day, I stop to think about what does the value of one of these look like 20 years from now? Not that I would ever sell it, but these parts are not going to get easier to source. Either way it's totally worth it to me.

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Well that maybe the current rate for all the separate parts, that's not what I paid for mine ... though I was lucky getting my booster early on from the member who discovered the original part for a fair price ... then again I paid the jackpot for my first handwheel after many hours of searching ebay, than I found another for far less and one that was part of the deal for the balance pipe . . . when I'd put together the one with the cheapest parts it's about half of yours including the booster otherwise it would be another $1000 That said an all vintage parts OB1 ANH coming from my infamous collection would make it priceless, of course

    Cham
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    Sep 6, 2017, 4:53 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #583

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    Oh to have been in the game way back when Chaim! I say better late than never. Even though it's a costly build present-day, I stop to think about what does the value of one of these look like 20 years from now? Not that I would ever sell it, but these parts are not going to get easier to source. Either way it's totally worth it to me.
    Thats why I am curious to know the how many known vintage OB1 there are - not the names of those who own them (for reasons previously noted). 10? 20?
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    Sep 6, 2017, 4:57 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #584

    Well, I think 3 engines have been found. There's 9 female BPs & 9 males per engine. However, I don't even think the males were considered until the 2nd or third engine. Please one of the senior members correct me if I'm wrong about that. Anyway I'm guessing between 30-40. Definitely no more than 50.

    fezfox said: View Post
    Thats why I am curious to know the how many known vintage OB1 there are - not the names of those who own them (for reasons previously noted). 10? 20?
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    Sep 6, 2017, 5:50 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #585

    I know of 41 large assemblies and 29 small. Some of the 29 were converted to resemble the large assemblies, but not all.

    41 = Four engines at nine per engine (36). Plus four New/Old stock and one sourced independently.
    29 = Three engines at nine per engine (27). Plus two New/Old stock. I do not know that the small assemblies from the first engine were retained.
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    Sep 6, 2017, 6:09 PM - The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #586

    Thanks for the clarification @teecrooz!

    teecrooz said: View Post
    I know of 41 large assemblies and 29 small. Some of the 29 were converted to resemble the large assemblies, but not all.

    41 = Four engines at nine per engine (36). Plus four New/Old stock and one sourced independently.
    29 = Three engines at nine per engine (27). Plus two New/Old stock. I do not know that the small assemblies from the first engine were retained.



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    Sep 8, 2017, 11:20 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #587

    Where would you even find a new/old stock Balance Pipe? That kind of seems like something to me that really wouldn't/shouldn't exist at this point..


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    Sep 8, 2017, 11:32 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #588

    And yet, I have one. Albeit, a gender-changed version. Thanks, Edraven99, for opening up that slow leak in the kids college fund... ;-)


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    Sep 8, 2017, 11:33 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #589

    Hopkinsc1 said: View Post
    Where would you even find a new/old stock Balance Pipe? That kind of seems like something to me that really wouldn't/shouldn't exist at this point..


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    Sitting on the shelf of some air plane repair shop. Dad and I have plenty of vintage ford race parts still in the factory boxes dating back to the 50s

    It's possible, u just need to look really really hard.
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    Sep 8, 2017, 11:54 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #590

    Hopkinsc1 said: View Post
    Where would you even find a new/old stock Balance Pipe? That kind of seems like something to me that really wouldn't/shouldn't exist at this point..


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    @Marv bought a box or pallet of old parts and there were two NOS females and two males in with the parts. The other two were found by a now banned member.

    Here's mine with the box, the plastic bag with the red wax it was covered in, and a copy of the stock card behind. You can see that there is still red wax in the holes.
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    Sep 8, 2017, 12:08 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #591

    holly cow, that's a nice find!
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    Sep 8, 2017, 12:31 PM - The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #592

    teecrooz said: View Post
    @Marv bought a box or pallet of old parts and there were two NOS females and two males in with the parts. The other two were found by a now banned member.

    Here's mine with the box, the plastic bag with the red wax it was covered in, and a copy of the stock card behind. You can see that there is still red wax in the holes.
    That's pretty sweet man! Love the look of it.

    I started looking for my AS starlite handwheel, but it unfortunately is postponed as I am also just got a gig that will keep me away from home for almost 3 months.


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    Sep 8, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #593

    Hey Obi fans, I hope I'm not a premature poster to this thread but figured I'd show off the start I've gotten on my real parts Obi-Wan saber. So far it's just a balance pipe (male), vintage Graflex Clamp and vintage 1970s Motorola transistors. Needless to say quite a ways to go but enough to get me excited about it. Very grateful for everybody here and the fast flowing and free wheeling info sharing that keeps the hobby going.

    Pic here is the vintage parts alongside another recent pickup I'm super stoked about, a Romans Mk1 weathered fx hilt with Rudy Pando crystal chamber (hiding in the grenade).

    Hope to be able to have more to contribute to the group as we go along.

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    Sep 9, 2017, 2:07 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #594

    teecrooz said: View Post
    @Marv bought a box or pallet of old parts and there were two NOS females and two males in with the parts. The other two were found by a now banned member.

    Here's mine with the box, the plastic bag with the red wax it was covered in, and a copy of the stock card behind. You can see that there is still red wax in the holes.
    The things that come up in this thread!

    Such. Legendary. Stories. Just so much gold.

    Thanks for sharing Chris!
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    Sep 9, 2017, 11:06 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #595

    I have added the main header again and the picture with the origin of all the vintage parts see post#2 ... now via my flickr account

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    Sep 9, 2017, 11:24 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #596

    Hey @Sym-Cha ! 2 down, 2,000 to go!
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    Sep 11, 2017, 1:11 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #597

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    I have added the main header again and the picture with the origin of all the vintage parts see post#2 ... now via my flickr account

    Cham

    Thanks Cham. I love that photo. It was my screen saver for a while.
    Another day off, another day of searching for a grenade & booster. I've come close a few times to getting the Hales (sadly all the deals have fallen through ) but I've never seen a recoil booster anywhere. My hat's off to those lucky enough to obtain them. My hunt goes on.
    & Teecrooz, your factory fresh balance pipe is truly a thing of beauty.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Sep 13, 2017, 8:33 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #598

    russellsch said: View Post
    Another day off, another day of searching for a grenade & booster. I've come close a few times to getting the Hales (sadly all the deals have fallen through ) but I've never seen a recoil booster anywhere. My hat's off to those lucky enough to obtain them. My hunt goes on.
    I'm in the same boat man, still need the Grenade, Booster, and Sink Tap. I'm using a male Balance Pipe at the moment as well, so I know the pain. After I get back from my work trip in December I'll be kicking my search into high gear. Good Luck!
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    4 Weeks Ago  Sep 13, 2017, 9:04 PM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #599

    Hopkinsc1 said: View Post
    I'm in the same boat man, still need the Grenade, Booster, and Sink Tap. I'm using a male Balance Pipe at the moment as well, so I know the pain. After I get back from my work trip in December I'll be kicking my search into high gear. Good Luck!

    Good luck to you as well sir
    If you come across anything with "extras" , keep me in mind.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Sep 14, 2017, 3:02 AM - Re: The Ultimate Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi Real Vintage Parts Lightsaber Group #600

    Is there any way those of us who are after boosters can perhaps join forces?

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