1 of a kind Camera Rifle

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1 of a kind Camera Rifle

Postby FMIIW » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:04 am

I have a camera rifle that was made in the 50’s I believe. The camera itself is made by Bell & Howell and the whole contraption was designed and constructed by Oren Elger and Millard Huffman.
Here is an article on it from 2012, but it doesn’t say much. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/72693-gaming-camera-takes-the-pain-out-of-shoo There is also a newspaper article that comes with the camera rifle from the 50’s that talks about it, you can find it online too but it requires a subscription to read it.
The closest thing I found to it recently sold for $350,000 but it was a prototype made by Leica.
If anyone could give me any info on the value of this, that would be great!

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Re: 1 of a kind Camera Rifle

Postby box86rowh » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:09 pm

I found one that sold on ebay for $800 in 2011.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -204565559

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Re: 1 of a kind Camera Rifle

Postby Davoyles » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:15 pm

Is it just mount for the camera, or are there internals inside the gun?
I'd also like to point out that it is hard to compete with Leica's prices, especially a prototype, so I wouldn't expect your camera to be able to compete in that price range. . . by a good margin even though it is a Bell & Howell.
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