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Indie/Minor Speargun Companies

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That will be the early "Sea Hornet" mechanism, the sear box tube is chromed brass with brazed on vertical stainless steel posts front and rear. Stainless steel side plates are spot welded to the posts to form the sides of the cassette. The plastic moulded cassette was much more economic to make for obvious reasons.
 
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And from the United States of America, here come Bona Fide spearguns.
Various types of weapons in their portfolio, mid handle and rear handle, hybryds, plus something really special (pic 1): an overunder gun with two triggers and two shafts!!! :inlove
 

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Both look really well made. The American one would be too big for our modest fish and visibility but I particularly like the look of Necton Sub - is that one your own speargun Spaghetti? Do you have the URL for their website?

I just came across this Italian company: http://www.gimansub.it/



They have a speargun boutique :)

 
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I particularly like the look of Necton Sub - is that one your own speargun Spaghetti? Do you have the URL for their website?
No it's not my gun, though I'd really pic Olive wood if I had to order a custom gun in Italy.

Fact is I happen to have a fabulous custom gun on order for myself, but it's being made by...........a Briton!!! :)

GimanSub makes definitely firts class guns. They've already had their spot in this Indie/Minor thread: http://forums.deeperblue.com/spearo-board/85475-indie-minor-speargun-companies-2.html#post795980.
This ink-decorated model (pic below) is a true masterpiece!
 

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No it's not my gun, though I'd really pic Olive wood if I had to order a custom gun in Italy.

Fact is I happen to have a fabulous custom gun on order for myself, but it's being made by...........a Briton!!! :)
Interesting :) - anybody I know? With current exchange rates, it probably makes sense for you guys to buy from us than vice versa, as was previously the case.

The wooden guns often look sensational but I like the clean lines of the Necton and the minimal but really solid looking hardware.

I wasn't sure about the handle detail on the Gimansub at first but I now think it looks interesting and quite practical. Again, nice robust looking metal work :).
 
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Bumped into these guns another day. I will be honest with you, I think that they look pretty... awkward, but their functionality is quite impressive.
Its a Russian brand "Taimen" and their main direction is pneumatic guns. Thats the info I was able to found on their pneumo-vacuum flagman PVrm1000. (apparently there is a PV1200 (120cm))
Specs:
Length(no shaft) 105cm
Weight(with shaft) app.925gr
Shafts: 6,5/7/8
Eff. range 8m(!!!) <<<<< thats what gets my heart beating faster...

That handle will be haunting me every night from now on =]
Is it true that the deeper you go - the stronger does the pneumo-vacuum gun shoot?
 

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Bumped into these guns another day. I will be honest with you, I think that they look pretty... awkward, but their functionality is quite impressive.
Its a Russian brand "Taimen" and their main direction is pneumatic guns. Thats the info I was able to found on their pneumo-vacuum flagman PVrm1000. (apparently there is a PV1200 (120cm))
Specs:
Length(no shaft) 105cm
Weight(with shaft) app.925gr
Shafts: 6,5/7/8
Eff. range 8m(!!!) <<<<< thats what gets my heart beating faster...

That handle will be haunting me every night from now on =]
Is it true that the deeper you go - the stronger does the pneumo-vacuum gun shoot?
The 8 metre range claim has been disputed elsewhere, so I would not get my hopes up, plus it depends on the gun's length as well. The vacuum barrel is less affected by ambient pressure increase as only the spear diameter faces the external pressure, not the piston diameter.
 
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THanks for the Explanation, Pete.
I have never ever used a pneumatic gun, so my knowledge in the subject is pretty shallow.
But there is a video on youtube where some spearo (Russian, duh) shoots a target @7,8,9 m with a 120cm version of the gun. But everywhere I looked, guys are pretty short on any info. There is another video of a guy shooting a tuna/grouper with these guns, but the grouper part seemed pretty easy to me. He approached a calm grouper and shot @max4m away from the fish. The tuna part is more controversial.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/user/apoxru?blend=21&ob=5#p/u/6/2L7thvNPyrM]apoxru's Channel - YouTube[/ame]
 

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At that range, could have speared that last fish with my humble 75cm band gun. :D

Has President/Premier/President/Premier/etc.* Putin been filmed spearfishing yet? (I think he was SCUBA diving on TV last week.)

*Ain't democracy great :D
 
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THanks for the Explanation, Pete.
I have never ever used a pneumatic gun, so my knowledge in the subject is pretty shallow.
But there is a video on youtube where some spearo (Russian, duh) shoots a target @7,8,9 m with a 120cm version of the gun. But everywhere I looked, guys are pretty short on any info. There is another video of a guy shooting a tuna/grouper with these guns, but the grouper part seemed pretty easy to me. He approached a calm grouper and shot @max4m away from the fish. The tuna part is more controversial.
apoxru's Channel - YouTube
I have now added the "Taimen" component parts list with photos here: http://forums.deeperblue.com/pneuma...ssian-pneumovacuum-speargun-3.html#post862637
 

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That will be the early "Sea Hornet" mechanism, the sear box tube is chromed brass with brazed on vertical stainless steel posts front and rear. Stainless steel side plates are spot welded to the posts to form the sides of the cassette. The plastic moulded cassette was much more economic to make for obvious reasons.
I have just found out from the company, via an associate, that the sear box tube is stainless steel; dark marks in surface scratches on it are just rust specks, not a parent material showing through plating. Interestingly a magnet will not stick to the tube, but it will to the other stainless steel parts of the cassette. The posts were silver soldered onto the tube after heating up the metal parts.

Just tried a smaller magnet and the cassette is not magnetic, it is only sticking where the levers are inside the cassette, not to the cassette itself. The levers are riveted in, so I cannot remove them without drilling the pivot pin ends out. Moving away from where the levers and biasing leaf spring are located in the housing the magnet falls off.
 
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Allez la France!
Here's the only french builder of boutique spearguns I have heard of so far: GOMS (Guns of Marseilles), a brand founded by a young woodartist named Olivier Tardivat. His creations look very essential, with little or no bling bling, but apparently well made and tough. Here's some close shot of the Guns of Marseilles.
 

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And for the very big ones: Mosasaur Hunter. In its kind, a true work of art. But don't ask me if it does exist in the real world.
One only thing to say: I want one! :martial
 

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I saw this some years ago, it only exists as a concept, or it was back then. Just shows how realistic computer rendering can be with near photo-quality images.
 

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I like the GOMs, reminds me of Portinfer's speargun. As for the spear Gattling gun...that way lays madness :D
 

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Hey guys, just found these guns online. Its a Turkish company called Nitrosub. (Nitrosub=Pala=Kalite)
Prices are awww-so good. Guns look pretty sweet, but I never had a chance to use them. For those of you, who can figure out the prices on the website: TL400 is roughly $240. the reel is $60.
Yeah, they do have more pics on their facebook page, its registered under "nitrosub"
 

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