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    Post by rickraedeke 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. Powermaster Madness 00211
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    Post by Andy. 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 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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    Post by c sitas 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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    Post by Geezer 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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    Post by rickraedeke 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 Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:23 pm

    Does anyone know where I can find a string for a Powermaster pistol?
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    Post by Andy. Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:21 pm

    Have a go at making one, not hard to do.
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    Post by c sitas 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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    Post by Archer46176 Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm

    I bought one on ebay and ordered replacement prods from alchem. Took FOREVER to get the prods they forgot the string I ordered and had to send it alone, again took FOREVER. The prods showed up and they were not exact fits so i sidelined the project for awhile. I just ran a die on some 1/4" rod to fabricate and replace the "hold down bolt" for the prod that was far too small for the steel replacement prods. It now acts as a wedge as well as a hold down. My plan it to use the original powermaster to fabricate on from scratch including all of the trigger parts so we will see. Farm work gets in the way of tinkering time

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