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Old 06-27-2018, 01:21 PM   #1
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Early Riffe Speargun

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this forum and looking to get back into spearfishing. Its been at least 20 years and I look forward to this forum to help me get situated. Here's my question. I have an old Riffe speargun, possibly late 70's or early 80's #3. (I believe). It has a cut down Australian trigger. I could probably have this gun cleaned up/overhauled a bit or do I keep it as a wall hanger? I have even been thinking of selling it to get a brand new gun. Are there collectors for these types of guns and if so, does anyone have any idea of its value?

Thanks in advance. (I was not sure to to post here or the main CA forum so I did both).

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Old 06-29-2018, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: Early Riffe Speargun

I would as go as far as saying that those bands need replacing... XD XD XD

Gun looks good but not my style. If I were you, I would keep it as a wallhanger and get a newer gun.

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Old 07-18-2018, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: Early Riffe Speargun

Sell it to me then go buy you a brand new shiny one
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:00 PM   #4
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I might just consider that. Any offer?
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:08 AM   #5
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Nothing wrong with that gun the trigger might be a little harder to pull than the newer ones.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:00 PM   #6
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Re: Early Riffe Speargun

I came across one like it several years ago. I put new bands on it and used it for a season. I never could seem to be very accurate with it. Recoil caused the gun to rise and the shaft would be deflected low. I had been shooting a Biller 48 with pretty good success, but didn't get enough penetration on snapper unless real close. The Riffe definitely had the power and good penetration just didn't connect very often. I got a couple Mako guns and love them. Best of both worlds. I hung the Riffe up over the fireplace.
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:01 PM   #7
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Re: Early Riffe Speargun

Thanks~ Jill Riffe told me this was an early 80's gun by her dad. I'll probably clean it up a bit and keep it as a wall hanger. It looks like there are so many good speargun makers now so I will have a few options to choose from.
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