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    Powermaster Madness

    Post by rickraedeke on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:33 pm

    Can't seem to get enough of these lately, they just keep turning up at my door. All three were given the restoration treatment in my shop.



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    Re: Powermaster Madness

    Post by Andy. on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:55 pm

    Nice! The Whammos certainly have an air of simple vintage elegance about them.

    Never seen a brown gripped pistol either, only white.
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    Post by rickraedeke on Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:10 am

    Wood was stripped and treated with a little rubbed in linseed. Metal was either painted or touch up blued where needed. The white plastic grips were not liked by the little lady who took a shine to the to the pistol so following her suggestion I painted them brown. Whamo sold quite a few of these into the 70s until they were pulled due to safety issues,  still lots of them out there at fairly cheap prices.

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    Re: Powermaster Madness

    Post by c sitas on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:44 am

    Rick , you are amassing a fine collection of weapons . Have fun with them. have never seen the pistol version ,cool.
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    Re: Powermaster Madness

    Post by Geezer on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:10 am

    And now you're working on a Powermaster pistol.  Yes, I very nearly bought one of those back in the late 60s.  They used a shorter prod than the full-sized one.. aluminum alloy, and about 45-50 lb. but with a fairly long draw.  They shoot much better than the cheapo Chines knockoffs of the Barnet trident.  Getting a replacement prod may be problematic, but if all else fails, get some 7075/t6 aluminum, cut out with metal cutting blade on a standard bandsaw, and get to work making a prod.  You'll figure something out, and learn a lot in the process.  Geezer.
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    Powermaster Pistol

    Post by rickraedeke on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:52 am

    My example included the prod. What I don't have is the string. Got some sources for a replacement?
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    Post by rickraedeke on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:23 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find a string for a Powermaster pistol?

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    Re: Powermaster Madness

    Post by Andy. on Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:21 pm

    Have a go at making one, not hard to do.

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    Re: Powermaster Madness

    Post by c sitas on Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:41 am

    Andy, If you do try to make a string,make sure you use Dacron B50. It can be had from ebay .It's cheap. Just search it. Make it endless. I hand wrap both ends, then serve them . Do the center last. If you decide, and need some help ,hollar. Where do live by the way?

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