Swanson Single Shot TimingJune 8 2017 at 8:54 AM
|Karl Paoletti (Login kpaolett)|
Response to Re: Single Shot Carbo-Jet ??
Thanks for the information. Do you have any comments on the timing of the American Luger, the Carbo-Jet and the Swanson Single Shot?
My information shows that in May 1955 through Apr 1956 the AL without adj power was sold and called American Luger
In Apr 1956 an ad called it "Carbo-Jet CO2 Pistol" but still did not mention adj power.
The 9 page Carbo-Jet Brochure giving Adj power probably came out in Late 1956.
When was Carbo-Jet sales stopped?
When did the single shot Swanson gun come out? When did these sales stop?
Why Swanson would market a single shot version with different grips is difficult to understand unless they were exhausting inventory and wanted to distance themselves from Hy Hunters Carbo-Jet and were having difficulty with the magazine. If you have ever shot a Carbo-Jet the magazine can cause loading problems.
Also interesting is why are Carbo-Jets common (I have or had five) but AL without adj Power is never seen?