Antique darts

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

  1. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    well the end is really a matter of the mold style used, I think what they are are actually from a bullet mold it would be very easy to use aluminum for one of the ends. As far as the flight /shaft system why would you need to fabricate a molded flight? Why not just use a standard 2BA or if you want a skinny type use the Bottelsen GT type.
     
  2. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    You’re right it wouldn’t have to be a molded flight system, that’s just how they appeared when I first found them. I’ll try to measure them tomorrow and weigh them to get some idea of what they might be made of. The points seem to have been pressed into a piece of brass so that’s somewhat of a possibility for a variation to the core weight system maybe.
     
  3. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    77128701-5097-4E0C-8F83-EE3C382663AE.jpeg I found the flight portion of the setup the way i’d first seen them. Here they are. Right now it’s just a point turned backward with the molded flight stuck on. Pretty neat I think!
     
  4. zeeple

    zeeple Member

    This is a beautiful dart. Do you have the whole set? If you ever want to part with them/it, lemme know :)
     
  5. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    Sadly there is no set several pieces and points and such. I thought they were rather handsome also. It seemed to have caught Kenny’s eye so I wonder if seeing the “full-er” setup might peak his interest more. They/it are a challenge to toss after having the modern ones in the hand.
     
  6. kennyg

    kennyg Member

    I guess I don't quite share your passion for darts :rolleyes: . I was interested in that they looked as if they may have been made from a bullet mold. I suppose I could replicate them by machining but they don't really look to me to be a very practical design maybe someone would want the originals if they were a collector like you or zeeple but don't know why one would want a replica.
     
  7. VanO

    VanO Moderator Site Moderator

    No worries friend! Just thought I give you a poke. Hope life is treating you well these days. I’m still enjoying the Snake-killers! I kinda like the older quirkier stuff and think it’s interesting how they dealt with problems and considered their designs. I did with golf clubs too. Not a collector as I was with golf either cause I really know nothing about them and I think that is of paramount importance. You’re right too that it’s not terribly practical compared to darts of today. The others with the one piece molded stem/flight were setup so that you could store the point backward inside the stem. I guess the days before dart cases and such.
     

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