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Vintage Speargun Collectors

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May 16, 2022
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.
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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.
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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.
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.