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Old Winchester Traps

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shotgunpeople, May 7, 2013.

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  1. shotgunpeople

    shotgunpeople Active Member

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    Sat here, and reading threads on GMV's and Pat Traps got me to wondering. Where have all the old Winchester hand set, and carousel traps gone ?

    Did they get traded in on new traps, or sold for the scrap metal ?

    I just don't seem to hear about any laying around or for sale any more.

    Just wondering on a rainy day here in the south.

    Dave in SC
     
  2. EuroJoe

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    do you want some?
     
  3. shotgunpeople

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    No, I was just wondering what people (clubs) have done with them.
     
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    We sold ours to individuals who wanted to use them on their property. Ray
     
  5. Two Dogs

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    Hi Dave..I'm just sitting in the sunny north wondering what I should do with the 6 old 1524's that we have sitting on a bench at the club. They have only been here for about 15 years...LOL..
     
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    We have four for sale.
     
  7. MisterHappy

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    We use them.

    Our "main" field has a Western, and last year (about average, BTW) we threw about 80,000 targets, at least 75% on that one machine.

    Our "New shooter's field" has one that's older ("readable" cam, I've been told), but it throws nice, clean targets.

    Frugal Yankees we are!

    LOL
     
  8. shotgunpeople

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    Ya know MrHappy, I cut my teeth on those old machines, and never had a complaint on how they presented a target...I shot my first ATA 200 straight off of those old machines.

    Two Doggies, Yep, sun is out once again here in SC now. We are leaving for our New York Summer camp in two weeks. I would think that with all the land, and farmers who like to shoot in their back yards up where you live, perhaps you could sell them to one of those folks who have lots of acres.
     
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    Sat in the shed for years until members slowly picked them off for personal use. I was thinking Whiz had a conversion or looked into doing a carrasel conversion for them at one time??? But price was kinda pricey compared to whats available to us now.
     
  10. Two Dogs

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    Western Retro has a carousel for the 1524 that works very well.I think it holds 2 rounds and I believe they will throw dbls. now...
     
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    Dave, Western Retro rebuilds Western handset and skeet machines. I convert them to automatic as seen in this picture of our TrapLoader CS270. We also make a singles/doubles DS100 loader and a 500 capacity conversion for the Single Stack Western Skeet machine.

    Ian Brotherston Western Retro
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Interesting, and I'm sure there are still a lot of these in use by smaller clubs that can't afford the new style traps.

    Dave in SC
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Interesting, and I'm sure there are still a lot of these in use by smaller clubs that can't afford the new style traps.

    Dave in SC
     
  14. Two Dogs

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    Hey Dave...Why the flinch? ..You have a release mouse....
     
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