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Old 03-15-2012, 01:21 AM   #1  
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nice collection!!!! exceptional wood carvings, i wish i was that talented.
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Nice close ups The wood carved gun is one of my all time favorites.

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For those wondering the two forward prongs on the "Desco" band gun are for wrapping the shooting line from side to side. The transverse line loops pull off as the spear departs.
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For those wondering the two forward prongs on the "Desco" band gun are for wrapping the shooting line from side to side. The transverse line loops pull off as the spear departs.
I would like to find one of the Desco guns the looks like a Thompson machine gun. The US Navy used them to shoot lines ship to ship. I have a image but my scanner is down for now.

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I would like to find one of the Desco guns the looks like a Thompson machine gun. The US Navy used them to shoot lines ship to ship. I have a image but my scanner is down for now.

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the rifle stock is exceptional..is that a racheting power mech?

the last one looks in full working order, is it functional?

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the rifle stock is exceptional..is that a racheting power mech?

the last one looks in full working order, is it functional?

very cool collection Dan
The side slotted barrel speargun with "cremaillere" rack lever loading was patented by Paul Bellan in France in 1941 when he lodged his application on 3rd May of that year. The toothed rack underneath the stock is cranked by the lever which pushes the band anchor position mounted on the front end of the rack forwards to stretch the bands out to the "cocked to shoot" position. The French patent was published on 14th October 1943, having been granted on 5th July in that same year. Another version was proposed with rollers at the muzzle and a "chariot" moving in the reverse direction to cock the bands (or coil springs [ressorts] as that was an alternative to rubber bands which were then made of rather poor stuff). Divers soon discovered that you did not need a rack and lever system to load a band powered speargun. Once the "Arbalete" appeared in 1943 the days of the cumbersome rifle based spearguns were finished.

The "Airmatic" is a US version of the "Sallematic" French pneumatic guns. John Salles made the US guns, Rene Salles was his brother who patented his version in France in 1946. The US Patent Office sat on brother John's pneumatic speargun patent until 1960!
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