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Digger334

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G'day from downunder I am looking to add some nice vintage spearguns to my collection.

Nemrod Mini Clipper Speargun
Pulce 40 Speargun
 

popgun pete

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The Nemrod Mini-Clipper could be found some time after the longer guns were unavailable as few wanted to buy one unless they were after the holstered version that had a knife in the combined sheath for the gun. That was the orange handle version. The gun is short with little barrel behind the muzzle and a short tank. The sheath assembly looked good, but was useless as it offered too much drag. The Technisub Pulce is a forward latching gun that shared the ball locking system of the Drago and has the misfortune of being turned into a Star Wars raygun by fans. I never was interested in either of them.

The last of the Mini-Clipper guns had sculpted fingergrip black handles, I saved this photo of one.
Nemrod Clipper black.JPG
 
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Digger334

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The Nemrod Mini-Clipper could be found some time after the longer guns were unavailable as few wanted to buy one unless they were after the holstered version that had a knife in the combined sheath for the gun. That was the orange handle version. The gun is short with little barrel behind the muzzle and a short tank. The sheath assembly looked good, but was useless as it offered too much drag. The Technisub Pulce is a forward latching gun that shared the ball locking system of the Drago and has the misfortune of being turned into a Star Wars raygun by fans. I never was interested in either of them.

The last of the Mini-Clipper guns had black handles, I saved this photo of one.
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Thanks for the info on the Nemrod Mini-Clippers, I have seen a few listed on evilbay missing the holster, I was hoping to find complete units with the holster & knife, I believe there were two versions of holster with the safety strap being one piece & riveted on, not sure if that makes a difference I guess just the change in manufacturing, it's shame items like the Technisub Pulce 40's were chopped up for movie parts, I have WTB posts maybe I will get lucky.
 

popgun pete

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Back in the day these Mini-Clippers in their holsters hung unloved on shop display hooks, there usually being only one on display at any given time. When they came on the second-hand market they were often lightly used or unused as the unit was too bulky strapped to the leg. A much better gun that arrived about the same time was the “Miniministen” that followed the “Ministen” as it floated after the shot, but only just. The “Clipper” construction is too heavy to float, even in the Mini version. The “Pulse”, also sold as the “Pirate”, needed a special notched spear and if you lost it then you would be sunk, whereas a "Miniministen" used a shortened "Sten" spear and Mares, unlike Technisub, carried spares in our market. The "Pulce" has an elliptical tank, hence its squashed appearance.
Technisub Pulce 40.jpg
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Technisub Pulce pneumatic.jpg
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Diving Gecko

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Yeah, I researched this a while back and iircc the Pulce is Lando Calrissian’s sidearm. Hence why they are very expensive and highly sought after. To the point where a few people have taken molds off of one and are selling replicas.


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