My name is Will Presley and I am one of the owners at Central City Auto Parts (CCAP) We have several projects going on at the same time. One of the more interesting is the 1935 truck mounted carnival shooting gallery that we are restoring. We have had the game for about 10 years and are just now getting around to getting it out of storage. We do not claim to be experts in shooting galleries so I can only tell you what we have been told and what we are learning. We were told the gallery was originally mounted on a 1935 Dodge truck but in 1954 it was changed over to a 1954 Chevrolet COE. That is the way it came to us. Either way it is old. The first thing to do was clean the game up. It had been stored in a barn and when you looked on the floor of the game it was full of and thick with something. We figured raccoon poop. Well we were wrong! We removed over 2000 pounds of what we believe was graphite that was used in making the gallery rounds. The 22 short head was made of graphite that was glued together so that it would disintegrate when it hit the target. Moister must have make it hard again because we had to use an air chipping hammer to get it out. The heavy metal on the back of the game was bolted on and the rusty bolts had to be cut off. This gave us a way to get into the game and clean it. The targets are mounted on what appears to be be manure spreader chains. These chains are turned by large sprockets that are turned by large belts and a very old electric motor. The motor came to life and will get a new cord. The belts were all bad but we were able to find some at another auto part store. The game appears to have been modified several times because of the different size pulleys used on the same size belt. Wish we had an instruction book. The chains are wearing and stretched. We were able to get them back on the sprockets and the game to life. I could go on for pages what we have done to insure the game will keep working. Don’t worry we did not change the appearance of the game. We were sure we would not find and new parts so we made them as we went. Some company put a lot of effort into making the gallery the first time. We have not found a name anywhere. Now for a little bad news. The creatures in the game, ducks, rabbits , owls, squirrels , etc. are not the original ones that came with the game. Our animals are 1/4 Inch cut out soft steel. We think they should be cast. We found one cast duck on the internet that was mounted on the same brass slide and hooked to the same chain. We tried to contact this person but have not heard back. We do have a large cast eagle. I am sure the cast creatures did not hold up very long. We are painting the game now and will keep you posted with new pictures. Every target was removed from the chain and slide and cleaned. Several were repaired and some more will have to be replaced. We may run the chains a little short for a while until we learn more. I am retired Ohio Highway Patrol but I am not a real gun person. We are still looking for some 22 long and short pump 22 rifles. I believe the galleries used Winchester model 62 and Remington model 12. I think most were made just for 22 shorts. We cannot limit ourself to that because of the limited ammo that we can find. The best so far is Aquila .22 Colibri powderless 20 grain. CCI CB .22 short 29 grain will also work but are a little hard on the targets. I really like the truck and it is complete. We do not have it running yet and this may be a spring project. We would like to put it back to original new. The only strong rust we have is in the floor. We will keep you updated on the truck also. Very interesting and fun wish you all could take a shot at it. Brings back memories of my real Mom and Dad winning a horse clock at the Texas State fair in 1952. Mom was shooting. If you have knowledge of these shooting galleries or the COE truck we would love to hear from you. Just remember we are learning as we go along and only know for sure what we can see and touch. Stay Tuned.