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  1. Ducksergeantorg

    Ducksergeantorg Senior Refuge Member

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    I hunt with at least one of them when I go in honor of my Dad, repainted the one in pictures, I think I have a dozen, Not For Sale, they are really tough deeks
     
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    Ducksergeantorg Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks men for the research
     
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    saltdux Elite Refuge Member

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    Appears to be an old flatbottom Herter's Model 63 body w/ a Herters tenite head. Obviously not original paint o_O...The holes on the flat bottom were from pins that held the internal iron keel bar in the proper placement while they "hand" cast each decoy body w/ a steam table to heat up the poly beads. That was done during the early years of the styro Herters dekes -- likely late 1960's or early 70's. To be sure you can nick into the styro and see if it's blue/pink foam vs. the later produced white foam. The brass/bronze washer and hardware is indicative of an early Herter's deke as well.
     
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  5. Ducksergeantorg

    Ducksergeantorg Senior Refuge Member

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    Oh wow, Thanks for the information, yeah I got them from my Dad in the early 80's. I know he used them for years, The rest have original paint, other people thought Decoy's Unlimited I sent them pics and they said they were not thiers. I just cut one and it appears to be a faded light blue inside, I said before I had a good idea of what the are. Well don't know what else to say.
     

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