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 Post subject: Re: dart guns????
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:24 pm 
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cool, thanks for the info guys.
but i thought that some of you would have at least one in your collections. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dart guns????
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:29 pm 
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v76 wrote:
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Those darts were originally used for pub and parlour shooting, going quite a ways back.


Hah! Last place I'd want to see those... I worked in bars for years and anything with a minimum of interaction potential is asking for trouble... :mrgreen:


Arming the patrons of a bar. hope they had some control over who got to shoot them and had a way to take the guns away when the guys got to drunk or did not want to give up the guns when it was time to do so.

would the bouncers have real guns so if some guys go nuts and start shooting others with that nasty looking dart they could stop him one way or another?

I would go to bars if I could shoot and compete with my friends there, would have been a cool activity.
not sure alcohol and guns mix real well, like drinking and driving or flying, not a real good thing to do, surprised it caught on.


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 Post subject: Re: dart guns????
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:48 pm 
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AERO-TEC wrote:
v76 wrote:
Suprmatic wrote:
Those darts were originally used for pub and parlour shooting, going quite a ways back.


Hah! Last place I'd want to see those... I worked in bars for years and anything with a minimum of interaction potential is asking for trouble... :mrgreen:


Arming the patrons of a bar. hope they had some control over who got to shoot them and had a way to take the guns away when the guys got to drunk or did not want to give up the guns when it was time to do so.

would the bouncers have real guns so if some guys go nuts and start shooting others with that nasty looking dart they could stop him one way or another?

I would go to bars if I could shoot and compete with my friends there, would have been a cool activity.
not sure alcohol and guns mix real well, like drinking and driving or flying, not a real good thing to do, surprised it caught on.

Perhaps someone that lived in the UK, way back when, could comment on the technicalities of how their old pub shoots used to work.
Most air pistols shooting those little fluff tailed darts would have presented no more danger to the other patrons than the regular throwing darts that were also used in pubs.
You have to remember, we are talking of a time long ago, when someone carrying a pistol case into any public establishment did not result in mass hysteria, and a calling out of the ETF. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: dart guns????
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Very old topic that I did not know existed, but I have something to contribute :)

Recently I passed by a small unincorporated town of Kilby, BC. There was a farmhouse museum with a room dedicated to Mr. John Willison Green who I was told was mayor of nearby Agassiz for a time and a big time sasquatch enthusiast. I snapped a picture of a pamphlet for Cap-chur with some pictures of very familiar airgun designs, but reading this thread has already answered all my questions about the airgun models already :mrgreen:

Anyway, I thought you guys might get a kick out of this if you haven't seen it yet! I was just amused at the idea that someone may have seriously wanted to shoot sasquatch in the bum with our beloved airguns...


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