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Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby gab » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:16 pm

I was at a Vancouver Island gun show a couple of weekends ago and picked-up this full box of Quackenbush felted slugs. It was the first time I had ever seen anything Quackenbush on this island. I am curious to see what they look like, but the box is sealed so am loath to open it.

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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby pmh » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:07 pm

I do like old packaging.

I wonder if they are like the felt cleaning pellets.

Would be interesting to see.

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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby gab » Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:48 am

No they were not a felt cleaning pellet. Here is some information I found on the Pyramid airgun website.

When H.M. Quackenbush brought out his popular line of airguns, he also made darts for them, and that was considered their best ammunition. Later, he brought out several different types of ammo for the same guns. Cat slugs were solid lead cylinders with felt glued to the tail. The felt acted like a modern diabolo waist and flared skirt, creating high drag that kept the slug on track. Later still, some H.M.Q. guns were made to fire modern diabolo pellets and lead balls. Once, again, they were never very fast because of their roots in a dart gun design
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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby Big Steve » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:03 am

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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby pmh » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:32 pm

Excellent picture, never seen these before.

Interesting concept also. Not sure how well they would have performed though.

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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby gab » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:26 am

Thank you for posting the photo Big Steve. I have wondered what they looked like, but didn't want to break the seal of the box I recently purchased.
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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby cinedux » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:10 am

Protek have them
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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby kj68 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:25 pm

I also like the old boxes and packages, i thought they might be a little bit like the felt cleaning pellets. Interesting never seen these before but thanks for sharing them with us.

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Re: Quackenbush Felted Slugs

Postby pmh » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:13 pm

I picked up a number of boxes of old pellets, in good completion and commoner with original contents, at the Melbourne Marksmen fayre last year.

They were very reasonably priced too. Whilst they are also available from arms fairs, etc, I do think they are more sensibly priced when bought from fellow shooters rather than dealers, and would recommend visiting the "local" fairs.

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