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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hunter1978, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. Hunter1978

    Hunter1978 Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else collected old trap throwers. Here is my small collection. Note: I did add links to some of these throwers to take the tension off the spring when displaying them cocked I hope you enjoy

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    A remington expert trap thrower

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    Anouther remington expert trap, notice the differnce.

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    A remington Blue rock thrower

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    Western thrower

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    Mitchell hand thrower

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    early remingto hand thrower
  2. Hunter1978

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    Off topic, but here is an old herters reloader too. I like the adjustable shot and powder measure.

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  3. shotgunpeople

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    Nice collection Hunter, I'm working on building mine too...

    Right now I only have the smaller hand throwers..slow but sure...LOL

    Dave in SC
  4. shotgunpeople

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    Hunter,

    I now have the exact same "Expert" traps as you. One with the round Elevation Stabilizer, and one without. All casting numbers are the same..I did note that the bottom casting has a 4 cast in it and an "E" stamped after the 4 on both units.

    I cannot find out any information on the one "without" and would be interested in knowing more about the two different ones. For instance, was the round rod added later for a more stabil elevation hold ??

    Anyone with information ???

    Thanks, Dave in SC
  5. traploader

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    Nice collection. I have some throwing arms and springs I picked up if you're looking for parts. Ian
  6. Auctioneer

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    I find those every once and awhile but yet to have the money to start my collection. Nice collection.
  7. pj 999

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    Nice collection! Would anybody be interested in hand set traps that worked with the actually puller. I have the handles and all. Let me know. Thanks,Paul
  8. wireguy

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    They really knew how to cast beautiful parts back then.
  9. Chugiakshooter

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    A friend of mine has a Mosquito Launcher,it looks like it was make to launch clay targets that are about the size of a minnie or middie.
  10. Auctioneer

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    About a yaer or so ago I saw a old Remington hand pull thrower in the crate on Ebay. He wanted $2000.00 for it. It would have been a great thing to own and set up.
  11. Joe Woods

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    I admire your collection. Remingtom expert, in bright yellow/ 60's


    Joe Woods/Ontario
  12. shotgunpeople

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    Thanks to our good friend Kenny Ray Estes, (Trapshooting Hall of Fame Director), my wife and I got into collecting memorabelia a few years ago. We add almost weekly.

    Here are a few pictures of our den in our new home...This is the main display with many old and odd clays...including one Glass Ball target...Also in the picture is a complete Mossberg "Targo" Set on top of the display...At the bottom, on the floor on the right is the MO-SKEET-O trap mentioned earlier in a post along with a Remington model 510 smoothbore with the Routledge Choke...Bussy Wings are hanging on the bottom of the shelves..That's our buddy Kenny Ray in the photo on top of the left cabinet..


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    Next are a couple of hammer guns..Top one is a 16 Gauge Pin Fire Double.


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    Next is the right side of the display


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    Next is our tribute to our friend Lynn Parsons father, Herb Parsons...


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    Next (center) is a live bird shoot trophy along with a live bird muzzle loader hanging..

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  13. shotgunpeople

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    And once again, if anyone knows the whereabouts of the two car top Winchester Shell Speakers that Herb Parsons had on top of his Pontiac, please let me know. I'm hoping some day to find them.

    Dave in SC
  14. Bob Hawkes

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    Dave, very nicely done display. Hope you find your speakers. Bob
  15. shotgunpeople

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    Thanks Bob,

    We certainly have enjoyed hunting for different articles to put on display.

    Dave
  16. Hunter1978

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    very nice collection Dave,
    I like the old items and learning the history.
    Kenny
  17. shotgunpeople

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    Kenny,

    I am envious of your "Blue Rock, and Western traps whick I don't have...Very nice indeed !!! I have a "Dupont" coming (Like your Mitchell) for this weeks addition...LOL

    Our (My wife and I) "Walking History Book" on Trapshooting is Kenny Ray Estes. If it weren't for him, my wife and I wouldn't know a lot about these things at all. I urge people to visit the Trapshooting Hall of Fame website to research some of the history of our sport. They have some really informative items on the site.

    I really got into collecting the odd items also. The Targo and MO-SKEET-O targets and related items have become a passion.

    I just this week have ordered the Calendars with old time pictures on them from the Trapshooting Hall of Fame. They have no more first editions (1993)but do have some of the other years left for sale (The years before they discontinued them). I bought a 1993 HOF Calendar from Ebay and it came in yesterday...WOW, what beautiful "OLD" pictures of days of old.

    Keep in touch, Dave in SC
  18. shotgunpeople

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    Here is a list of hand trap patents supplied to me by Kenny Ray. May not be complete though, as Kenny Ray is always adding more that he finds.

    HAND TRAP TIMELINE


    663,090 04 DEC 1900 PIKE, Cornelius & John Birmingham, England

    1902 Ping Pong Chamberlin Cartridge & Target Co. Cleveland, OH

    706,342 05 AUG 1902 J. C. PORTERFIELD, John C. Columbus, OH
    Assigned to Harry Mitchell London, OH

    1916 Little Joker Chamberlin Cartridge & Target Co. Cleveland, OH

    738,804 15 SEP 1903 HOLLAND, William A. London, OH
    Assigned ½ to S. P. WILSON London, OH

    1,164,609 14 DEC 1915 DARTON, Willard B. Portland, ME
    Assigned to Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven, CT

    1,186,098 06 JUN 1916 HORST, George D. Seattle, WA

    1,306,381 10 JUN 1919 JOHNSON, Gustave New Haven, CT
    Assigned to WINCHESTER ARMS New Haven, CT

    1,306,393 10 JUN 1919 SIBLEY, Edward W. New Haven, CT
    Assigned to WINCHESTER ARMS New Haven, CT

    1,607,874 23 NOV 1926 DARTON, Willard B. Portland, ME

    1,700,880 05 FEB 1929 CAMP, Henry P. Alton, IL
    Assigned to WESTERN CARTRIDGE East Alton, IL

    1,865, 173 28 JUN 1932 DICKERMAN, John A. Reno, NV
    Assigned to WESTERN CARTRIDGE East Alton, IL

    2,122,984 05 JUL 1938 LOOMIS, Crawford C. Ilion, NY
    Assigned to REMINGTON ARMS Delaware

    2,124,738 26 JUL 1938 JOHNSEN, Aksel Ilion, NY
    Assigned to REMINGTON ARMS Delaware

    2,296,728 22 SEP 1942 Targo MOSSBERG, Harold F. New Haven, CT
    Assigned to O. F. MOSSBERG New Haven, CT

    2,351,869 20 JUN 1944 Targo MOSSBERG, Harold F. New Haven, CT
    Assigned to O. F. MOSSBERG New Haven, CT

    Des. 154,865 16 AUG 1949 MELLEN, Charles R. Geneva, NY

    Des. 163,947 17 JUL 1951 GULDE, Carl J. St. Joseph, MO

    2,586,547 19 FEB 1952 MARLEY, Leslie C. Milwaukee, WI

    1955 Covey O. F. MOSSBERG & Sons New Haven, CT

    1956 Scot-Shoot SCOT-SHOOT a Division of Minneapolis, MN
    L. J. KRAUSE Co.
    2,834,331 13 MAY 1958 Foot Trap COWIE, James C. Liverpool, N.S. CAN

    Des. 199,401 20 OCT 1964 ALFORD, Fred F. Jr. Corpus Christi, TX
    Des. 199, 402 20 OCT 1964 ALFORD, Fred F. Jr. Corpus Christi, TX

    3,529,589 22 SEP 1970 Tin Can Trap ESSER, Nicholas A. St. Louis, MO

    3,537,438 03 NOV 1970 REED, Edward R. Dallas, TX

    3,570,467 16 MAR 1971 Bird Launcher BELOKIN, Paul Jr. Berwyn, IL
    Assigned to WOODSTREAM CORP. Lititz, PA

    3,880,135 29 APR 1975 MARTIN, Edward J. Minneapolis, MN

    3,901,208 26 AUG 1975 LAPORTE, Jean-Michel & Jean-Claude
    Antibes, FRANCE
    4,076,004 28 FEB 1978 HUELSKAMP, Urban A. Dayton, OH
    Assigned to MTM Molded Products Dayton, OH



    4,974,574 04 DEC 1990 Multiple Disc CUTLIP, Jeffrey A. Goshen, OH

    5,515,835 14 MAY 1996 Dual Thrower MINNEMAN, Steven & Michael Clayton, OH

    D524,901 11 JUL 2006 BUBOLTZ, Lee Richard North Branch, MN
  19. whiz-bang

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    If any of you collectors are interested I have for sale a Remington Blue Rock Trap. This trap is more than likely a little newer than the example Hunter1978 has pictured. The way you release the target is somewhat different. This trap has the original blue paint and could use some cleaning. All in all a nice example.

    I will trade for MO-SKEET-O and Targo items as well as any 310 skeet items. Also will trade for shooting gallery items.

    Thanks for posting pictures of your collections it's always nice to see well put together collections.
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