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    Default I Bought a Retro Pachinko and I Don't Know Anything About Them

    Hello! I was at goodwill recently and found a boss retro pachinko machine for $20. It was too interesting to pass up, however I know absolutely nothing about pachinko and I having trouble finding any information about this machine I bought online. The only thing I have managed to gather is that it is made by Ginza in Nagoya. Images attached - please if you know anything about this machine (the year, model, the condition it's in, how to get it working, etc) your input will be deeply appreciated. I have never posted on a forum before, if more images are needed I will happily provide them.
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    Nice looking vintage Ginza! I love the early wood single shot machines. I think of them as antiques...but, not sure how accurate that description is. It was made in the '50s...but can't pinpoint the year. The top tray is bent and almost knocked off. That should be an easy fix. From what I can see, nothing else looks out of order. The clear plastic paths on the back are always brittle and are often broken before (or shortly after) you get one this old. Looks like someone repaired the bad spots on yours at some point. There is a brass see saw at the lower right side of the back...just below the stiff diagonal wire. It is in the down position, it needs to be reset before it will payout. Just press down where the diagonal wire touches it. You will need pachinko balls, at least 200...but 500 would be better.
    Put all but a handfull into your fixwd and reattached top tray. Put the handfull into the front tray. Load a single ball into the hole on right side of frame and shoot into playfield with the flipper. For each ball that lands into a winning pocket, you will win 15 more balls. It is a gambling machine, so the object is to win more balls than you lose.
    If you don't have pachinko balls, get some from eBay. I used to consider .04 cents a ball a good price...I don't know what a good price is now. I simply add price plus shipping, then divide by number of balls. Buy the best deal you can find. you will usually get a better price by buying more balls at once.
    for testing purposes, you will want to manually drop balls into jackpot pockets. To do this...remove the glass. On the back, at the top, is an aluminum plate. Pull it back, and lock it in the notch. Then from the front, you can "palm" the glass upwards through a slot in the top.
    Feel free to ask as many questions as you need, and post pics of any spots in question!
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    I think some plastic at the entrance to the seesaw is broken. Can't tell 'till seesaw is reset and a closer pic of the area. And...$20.00

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    WELCOME!!!

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    needs some work but at 20.00 i would have bought it as well



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