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    Jingbang Guest

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    When you were a kid and would go to the Seaside do you remember in some places there was Rifles you put 10p into and u could shoot Cowboys with them and if you shot the toilet door it opened and a old man would be sitting on the toilet and you could shoot a bell and it rung etc?
    I think the rifle wortked very similar to tin can alley, anyway does anyone know what these were called? and some of the seaside resorts they could be found at?

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    Funny you should mention this, we were talking about it a few weeks back. A few of us fondly remember playing it

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    Jingbang Guest

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    Thats spot on thanks thats what i like about this place you can ask any obscure questions like that and people actually know what your on about.

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    Yes I remember these! The old man in the outside lav, when you shot the target on the door he shouted "Hey! Can't you see i'm busy!!"

    The one I recall was at Hemsby Gap in Norfolk 1983.

    Did they work like the TV remote control? I loved this Hillbilly game and we laughed no end at it!

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    Think it might of been infrared sensor FS

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    Feb 2009

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    The first time I saw this was at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 1978. I played it a lot, it was great fun.

    'Dreams come true if you want them to'

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    Apr 2009

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    I remember one at Wells Next The Sea until the early 1980s, & last saw one at Poldark in 1992.

    Another target was something spraying water when hit.
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    Feb 2011

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    There was one of these doing the rounds back in the early 90's I think. I seem to remember been stood near one as a kid and someone shot a skunk, and it sprayed water. At me. The bloody swine! It hit me right in the face too.

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    Jun 2010
    london uk

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    they have the water pistol version of this at butlins bognor last year when i was there several of the guns had come unchained from the counter and as there was no attendant at the game you could have a water fight or aim at passers by instead of shooting the targets you were supposed to aim at .people ,either willing participants or not walked past and got absolutely soaked

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