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Electrics not working

Postby MightyMike » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:24 pm

Just bought a laser riffle, with untested electrics. Do you think it's time to replace the batteries?

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby Mini99 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:50 pm

Wow, certainly Vintage, and amazing that they haven’t leaked!

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby MightyMike » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:55 pm

I was amazed too!

But batteries back then were probably no more than a potato with a label put on

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Wow, that takes me back! I haven't seen one of those since I was a boy, and as Nick said, it's almost miraculous that it hasn't leaked!

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:34 pm

Wow

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:55 pm

Now that was made when batteries were made to last :lol: :lol:
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Re: Electrics not working

Postby peekaygee73 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 am

MightyMike wrote:I was amazed too!

But batteries back then were probably no more than a potato with a label put on

:lol:

I wonder if there's a market for vintage batteries! :wink:

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby MightyMike » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 am

I've got to be honest, I'm currently feeling more nostalgia and pleasure from the batteries than the rifle!

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby Stubbs » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:43 pm

I am very surprised this didn't leak.

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Re: Electrics not working

Postby Bunglebubs » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:17 pm

Have you tried the licking test to see if it still has a charge? :lol:
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Re: Electrics not working

Postby MightyMike » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Bunglebubs wrote:Have you tried the licking test to see if it still has a charge? :lol:


Who do you think I am?!? It's been sitting on my desk for a few days, of course I licked it!

And do you know what, there is a slight tingle (however this could be down some poisonous chemicals they used to use...)


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