- Jul 16, 2023
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Thanks Pete. I know all the story of those spearguns, I am italian and used both SL titans and the one portrayed that was the first one of the series. in the 70's, then moved to the Sten from Mini to 130. I also used jaguars by technisub , in the 3 available sizes, before the Mares. And yes, the Mares ones were the hardest to load, also because they could be brought to a higher tank pressure, compared to technisub ( 25/30 atm, vs 18/20 ) . As I explained I could not resist getting the Bazooka in my old age. It is really new and working. But realized I am not going to bring it in the water and if it finds non interest, I will happily keep it as a memento of times gone by. Although it also works as an harpoon gun, outside of the water..These guns are heavy thanks to thick wall tanks, so they don't float. A handful to load as you have to stretch the length of spear and gun combined, although the mid-handle goes against your foot. Most have ended up wall hangers when the guns are not all that useful because they are just too big. A stretch of the original Titan, there were shorter versions with the same basic layout. The original Titan is shown below, notable for adding tank volume in front of the grip handle of what had been the classic pneumatic gun layout of narrow front barrel and big diameter rear tank.
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I had excluded shipping to Australia and far away countries because of the very high costs. If you can get a decent fee for shipping I am available. I will probably remove the item from e bay in a few days. Anyway.A museum may be glad to have it as a pristine one is better than a beat up one. Actually having looked at it on eBay the system sent me an offer to buy it, but I am in Australia, so no point in responding as it says does not ship here. I document guns and their history and inner workings, but in the case of the Titan I had to take my Minititan apart using a suck it and see approach. The official diagram I did not have at the time, so drew my own one up, as can be seen here. Naturally once you have done it then someone sends you a diagram!
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I'll check with fedex, then. size would be 145 cm length 15 x 10 sides weight around 7 kgTo get a shipping cost they need to weigh and dimension the item, the postal service here use to carry anything, but they put a size limitation on it and that handed the work over to couriers like DHL and Fed-Ex. A gun can take a couple of hundred to ship. The last gun I squeaked through under the old system was a Spearfisherman Magnum from 1962 that was an inch shorter than and taller with its spear latched. The sender had the good sense to tape the spear alongside the gun as latched to shoot the gun was taller than me! DHL are funny about weapons, although I sent a couple of guns to the USA after fronting up at their despatch office and showing them what was inside. Fed-Ex seem OK with anything.