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incredible_bastard wrote:Wait... Voit used to make spearguns??!!!!
mori wrote:incredible_bastard wrote:Wait... Voit used to make spearguns??!!!!
Yes, they made spearguns.
I'm sure that Don Paul or Sam Miller knows the exact history. There is not much written history about it, so I'm not sure of the exact history, as I was not a diver at that time. From what I heard, the Jack Prodanovich cast handle, cast muzzle and extruded aluminum pipe design inspired the Swimmaster spearguns in the 50's, which was manufactured in Los Angeles. It later became the Voit-Swimmaster. The company later was bought by Joe Batiste LaMonica (JBL) and marketed under JBL Spearguns, which was manufactured in Orange, CA, next to Kettenhoffer Custom Wetsuits. About 10 years ago, Guy Skinner bought JBL and moved the whole operation to Oceanside, CA.
Bill McIntyre wrote:Don Paul is a fountainhead of information on old equipment. The problem is that I can't read much of it before I end up staring at his avatar.
Donzi Paul wrote:Mori, I have no clue as to the maker of that last green gun, I need to come see your new shop.
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