Antique darts

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by VanO, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

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    Played around a bit and tossed a few turns with these beauties. They were from my father in law. Unicorn Tom Barrett. Almost 30 grams with wooden shaft and real feathers! If the points were longer I think they’d have been sticking in the wall behind he board and cabinet
     
  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Don't laugh! I started playing with Brass Darts! 42G!!!! man those things were monsters! ahhhh a lifetime ago!
     
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  3. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    06BD3B89-D268-43D5-92E2-3BA7838F47A3.jpeg Tossed a few with the older beauties today. These were the first darts I called my own. Accudart brand. Originally suited up they were like 19 grams but since they are 1/4 inch I have to use add a grams to adapt to 2ba. They wa these are they are like 23 gram. Still fly true though.
     
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  4. zeeple

    zeeple Member

    Those are nice looking. For a time, I really enjoyed hunting down old Unicorn brass darts in ebay.
     
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  5. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Welcome back Zeeple! It's been a LONG time! How are things?
     
  6. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    8894E219-3614-4896-8BED-7E8D4E53A820.jpeg 2469B012-CD7E-4155-AACC-69D8E32FFAD1.jpeg I troll for them too sometimes. Nice to look at them in photos even. What about these. Surprised I hadn’t posted these before! The leftover knurling is from an add a gram that I had to basically jam in there to get to 2ba for shafts.
     
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  7. Erik

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    Those look properly worn!
     
  8. zeeple

    zeeple Member

    Things are good. I fell out of darts for a while, but I'll probably pick them back up someday. You still hear from Taechon, JR, and all those others?
     
  9. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Taechins has been gone a long time. Craig is still around. Others still pop in now and again.

    How do you like the new site format? Much easier to post pics and vids today!
     
  10. zeeple

    zeeple Member

    I like it pretty good. Haven't spent much time exploring the features tho. Looks nice!
     
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  11. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Glad you like it, there are a TON of new modern features that we never had but always wanted in the past. the more you play around the more you'll learn to love it!
     
  12. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    @zeeple , I found some other darts floating around in my stuff. I’m gonna post some pics and see if you know anything about them. Some pretty interesting antique solutions that would still be useful today.
     
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  13. zeeple

    zeeple Member

    Great! I look forward to seeing them!
     
  14. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Here you go these were probably a bar dart because the only flights that fit are these Tex flights. The points are removable I guess to replace just point by the bar owner the one that’s fully suited here had a broken and bent point. No idea where they came from! 0E6F8C4C-C5C2-485D-B284-E821836E7644.jpeg
     
  15. VanO

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    These were a bit more intriguing! The shorter threaded piece is heavier and I assume the point the longer is probably aluminum and somehow made up the back half of the barrel. Once again removable points same as last but also seems to be for what may have been a wire rod like shaft kin perhaps to DMI Revolution shaft/flight setup 7CD0FE0B-6F88-4732-9EBF-0948F8743B9C.jpeg
     
  16. VanO

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    This is how I imagine the complete dart setup might be. With the point at the bottom and flight at the top. I used a spare point to play the part of the shaft. 1B6A9CF6-105F-41D6-8573-552B48B3FF5F.jpeg
     
  17. zeeple

    zeeple Member

    Wow, these are some nice darts indeed. I think the top two are more than likely "Tex" darts although I hasten to admit I know little about them. There are collectors in other forms who have show cased them and always called the Tex Darts. The lasts of your postings is far more intriguing, as you say. I'd love to see the full set up with all the pieces still present!
     
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  18. VanO

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    I thought they were neat too. The removable/replaceable point setup is what caught my eye. Funny too that I talked to @kennyg about something similar along the vein of Unicorn’s Gripper CG setup from a couple years ago. Maybe I can talk him in to doing something as a copy of these. Would have to come up with a molded flight system as well. Could be an interesting project though!
     
  19. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    Okay peaked my interest. There was something vaguely familiar with that form could the heavy portion possibly be lead?

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    what do ya think?
     
  20. VanO

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    Certainly possible I suppose and the look is very similar except that the ends are very hemispherical. Almost like that of a propane tank. They seem very durable but not magnetic. Curious?!
     

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