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Cragstan Crapshooter

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This is the "Cragstan Crapshooter" made in the 1950's in Japan.
The problem with this one: no action. Here is how it was restored.
 

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I have already removed his hat and dice cup by straightening out the tabs that hold them on.


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Some batteries do not make good contact because of the ring on the negative side of the battery case. The batteries I have found that work perfectly are RayOVac.


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I try cleaning the contacts. I insert the batteries again to check, but still no action.


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I try bending the contacts out so the batteries will fit tighter. After inserting the batteries again, there is still no action.


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I am going to have to get inside to check further so I start bending the tabs up so the body can be removed from the base.


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I snip off the friction tape exposing the solder connection.


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One last attempt at making a connection before removing the base.

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