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    1 Week Ago  Jun 18, 2017, 8:36 AM - Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #1

    Just want to show off and give a big thanks to Scottjua of Crucible Custom Props and NerfWorXLab for the job he did on a early Folmer Graflex I picked up off of eBay a few months ago.

    I meet Scott in person at Celebration 2017, and it was awesome to just talk Star Wars props, amongst other things.

    Like everyone that I've dealt with from the Nerf crew, Scott is super friendly, down to earth and willing to answer any dumb question I ask.

    I went back and forth between on which Graflex version I wanted to go with. Scott educated me on the differences, and once I settled on the original (A New Hope), I realized the patented 3-Cell I had bought late last year wasn't going to appease my OCD for accuracy, since the ANH is more than likely an early Folmer.

    Long story short, after a ton of browsing on eBay and consulting with Scott on making sure I finally got the correct flash with a sharp beveled eye that is seen in ANH, as well as a real bubble strip from an Exactra 20 calculator, I listed my patiented Graflex that I had already sent to Scott. Once it had sold on eBay, he took time out of all of the things he has going on and shipped it to the winning bidder. He truly went above and beyond in every respect and kept me updated on his progress.

    After seeing a machined core he did for another client, I knew I wanted to go that route but with brass instead of aluminum. This is what he came up with, and I couldn't be happier:



















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    1 Week Ago  Jun 18, 2017, 10:01 PM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #2

    That is absolutely breathtaking. Congrats to both you and Scott on a job well done
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    1 Week Ago  Jun 18, 2017, 11:08 PM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #3

    that is gorgeous! gotta love scott and the nerfworkx boys!
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    6 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 6:39 AM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #4

    Indeed ... very nice

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    6 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 7:05 AM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #5

    Scott´s work is always awesome!
  6. 6 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 11:53 AM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #6

    Hello there I'm just curious did you happen to replace the red button on the back of it because folmers graflex red buttons look like this in the photo of attached to this response. You'll see in the first photo you will see the design for folmers red button and then an image of the normal red button that people are used to. The only reason I'm asking if you changed it sir is because if you didn't then it is not my friend a true early folmer graflex. But if you did change it and it is a true original than that my friend is a beauty congratulations on your build.

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    6 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 12:20 PM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #7

    Fierceskill said: View Post
    Hello there I'm just curious did you happen to replace the red button on the back of it because folmers graflex red buttons look like this in the photo of attached to this response. You'll see in the first photo you will see the design for folmers red button and then an image of the normal red button that people are used to. The only reason I'm asking if you changed it sir is because if you didn't then it is not my friend a true early folmer graflex. But if you did change it and it is a true original than that my friend is a beauty congratulations on your build.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...dc4eb3d7fd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b2768513b2.jpg

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    Yes, Scott took the button from the patented flash I owned previously and swapped them before listing it on eBay. The knurling on the original prop was longer, and I wanted it to be as accurate to the original as possible. Here's a picture of my Folmer before I sent it to Scott. You'll notice the short knurling:




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  8. 6 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 12:29 PM - Re: Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #8

    @NickCline once again like I've said this is a beautiful build brother man. But originally like I was saying I was just looking out for a fellow member and with how shady people are nowadays you never know if you were giving factual information.

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    6 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 1:57 PM - Vintage Early (No Patent) Folmer Graflex ANH FX Conversion #9

    i have a special place in my heart for the short knurling buttons, i like those
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