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#1 Steve Okeefe

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

Looks like a streamlined version of an early Cox guide with a Dynamic feature thrown in, but very rough.  I've had one of these monstrosities in my dungeon stash (an appropriate place) for a few years now, but only one.  I couldn't find anything about it, so I thought maybe I had the only one in existence.

 

When another one (only one) showed up in the Lone Wolf collection, then I had seen two.  I knew I was going to have to post photos:

 

Faux Cox a Blog.jpg

 

Faux Cox b Blog.jpg

 

Faux Cox c Blog.jpg

 

Does anybody know who made this thing?  Part number?  Availability date?


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

I think that this is the earlier Gar-Vic used in their Ford kit and also sold separately.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

Philippe,
 
I have two Gar-Vic guides; One looks like an early Cox, and the other is an unusual-looking trailing guide, part number 1401:
 
Gar Vic Pickup.jpg     Gar Vic 1401.jpg
 
The guide in the left photo has "Gar-Vic" molded right into the blade, in a fashion similar to the early Cox guides (apologies for the terrible photo). It is clearly different (and much higher quality) than the mystery black guide.
 
The guide in the right photo came right out of a Gar-Vic package.
 
Is it possible the mystery black guide is an earlier version of the guide in the left photo?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:58 PM

Yes, I am pretty sure that it is a Gar-Vic guide.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

I have the one in the first pic, in near mint condition.

 

Yours if you want it.

 

Unfortunately, no packaging, or info other than what you already have.

 

 

 

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