Thursday, March 19, 2009


Crow Hunt Game Q: I have had this Crow Hunt game since I was a child in the 1930s and 1940s. It still has its "harmless repeating rifle" and all of its targets. Could you please give me some idea of its value?

A: The Crow Hunt game was introduced by Parker Brothers in 1931 and was advertised as a "splendid shooting game." Crow-shaped targets are inserted onto a slide. Using a repeating rifle which shoots elastic bands, the object is to hit the birds which slide down the ramp and into an opening in the target. When you hit one bird, the next one slides into place automatically. You get one point for each bird you hit. The final target is a duck named Elmer. Hit him and you get five points. First person to get 25 points wins. An ad for the game stated that additional "ammunition" (rubber bands sold in a pack of 60) were available for 30 cents from Parker Brothers. Depending on condition, your game is worth $30 to $60.

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