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Vintage Speargun Collectors

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Old spearfisherman, New Member.
I hope this is an appropriate place to make this post.
A member has asked me to do so when I list any of my old spearguns.
I just listed a Bo-Lo Pistol eBay #195056192372 .
I have many more - Nemrod, Samson, VOIT, Champion, Paris, Tarzan, some prototypes, etc.
Please let me know the best place to post this.
Thanks for your time & patience.
Alec
 
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Bo-Lo offered a range of cast alloy hinge trigger band guns, a Hawaiian sling and a carbon dioxide expellable gas gun based on a fire extinguisher. This type of gear was brushed aside once the Arbalete type bandguns arrived from France and the American cocking stock tube guns became more widely available.
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There is a later Bo-Lo speargun with an alloy tubular barrel that makes use of the existing solid alloy grip handle by inserting it into a wide vertical slot cut into the tubing rear end to form straps on either side of the grip which are affixed by two screws. This gun uses a vertical pin to hold the drilled shaft tail as it has no sear box roof, the spear tail rear abutting against an adjustable screw that provides a back stop for the shaft. Just how the gun shoots I don’t know, but possibly the top of the trigger presses the shaft off the vertical pin by pushing up, or the pin is pulled down to release the shaft. The advantage of a gun with a barrel is you can hold it out in front of you for aiming, whereas the earlier “speargun” efforts have the spear protruding rearwards of essentially what is a mid-handle. These devices don’t float after the shot being made of solid metal pieces.
Bo Lo tube gun handle
 
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I think I owned either the Sea Arrow or Sea Marskman, or something like them, when I was kid in Florida in about 1951. It was the bridge between my Hawaiian sling and my Champion arbalete. I shot my first mullet with it.
 
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Which ebay
The auction was pulled early as with no bids the seller may have feared it was going to sell at the starting price without a competitive bidding duel driving prices up.
 
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