Posted 20 October 2016 - 11:22 PM
Thanks for the kind welcome, both of you. I've had my original Whamo Sportsman since about 1969 when it was given to me by a family member. At the time I was too young to play with it and it wound up sitting unused for decades. Then one day I was looking at slingshot videos on Youtube and realized I still had it. I dug it out of a box and a couple of flatbands later I was shooting .45 cal lead balls with a high degree of power and accuracy. In looking at some pictures online of the original packaging I was intrigued to learn that it once came with an arrow rest, which had long since been lost. Having been fortunate enough to find an original wire rest, I bought some arrows and found it to be quite accurate within 25 yards. The original rest is made of a relatively soft metal that wouldn't stand up well to use and abuse, so I duplicated it with modern matrrial and manufacturing methods and hope it will be useful to other enthusiasts. This is just the first of a few ideas I have for enhancing the capabilities of this proven slingshot platform, so hopefully it will be well received by other Whamo shooters and Collectors. Cheers!