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Is this glass ball a trap target?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Porcupine, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    While we were shooting today, one of our Club's most senior members drove up to the Trap Range and donated this glass ball to our Trap Program. He was told it was a glass trap target when he acquired it, but he wasn't sure. It's 2 5/16's inches in diameter, and weighs just under two ounces. There's no embossing at all, but the ball's distinguishing characteristic is its 'nub' or stem, which is not broken off like the typical glass target, but sealed and melted flat. Can anyone identify this as a glass trap target, or not? Many thanks.

    LA in MA
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Or a Christmas ornament without the metal top....
     
  3. Porcupine

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    This might be a better photo.
     
  4. grunt

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    Could be a fishing float. They used them in nets. Doesnt look like any target ball that Ive seen..
     
  5. SPORTALLURING

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    Hello LA in MA, not a target ball. Looks to be a fish net float.
    Sportalluring
     
  6. Ithaca$$$Grade

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    It is not a glass target ball. It is a fish float. None of the target balls had the opening sealed up. The neck was broken off of the blow tube and left like that.

    A lot of people have mis-represented them as target balls either because they didn't know or were trying to make some quick $.


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    Jim W
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    What was the diameter of the glass ball targets?
     
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    Approximately 2.5 inches diameter. They varied a little depending on manufacture.

    See the above website. It's a great one. Click on Target Balls in the upper left.

    Jim W
     
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    Take a look at this site.....
    http://www.glasstargetballs.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
     
  11. Damifino

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    Fishing Float =><br>
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    It is collectible though!
     
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