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    Default Can anyone identify this eBay "parts" Mizuho machine

    So I decided to buy a Mizuho as my first Pachinko machine from a small business seller in eBay. The seller claims that this machine electrically, it doesn't work (I can fix that easily) and that the "coin system" isn't tested (whatever that means!), but the ball springs up. Because of course, it is eBay, I will take it with a grain of salt and understand the risks of shipping, but may god have mercy on my soul if FedEx damages it. The seller also claims it is a parts machine, which is why I got it for $154 + free shipping, but again, I might take that with a grain of salt since the pictures show all the parts being there (but being a newbie in this community, I'm probably overlooking something here and the more professional folk can see better than I can).

    Speaking of pictures, I have attached them here in order to let someone in this forum identify what year and what model is this Mizuho, since one of the pictures shows a date sticker, but no actual date. Just to note, I didn't take these pictures, these were the sellers:
    s-l1600.jpgs-l1601.jpgs-l1602.jpgs-l1603.jpgs-l1604.jpgs-l1605.jpgs-l1606.jpgs-l1607.jpgs-l1608.jpg

    Here's the original eBay listing if you are curious:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/27490851819...p2047675.l2557

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this eBay "parts" Mizuho machine

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    Due to the 9 picture limit for posts, here are three additional pictures, showing the mechanism:
    s-l1609.jpgs-l1610.jpgs-l1611.jpg

    I'll update once I have received the machine.

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    Well Thats confusing. From that description. It sounds like the seller doesn't understand what they are selling.

    The only electrics on a machine like this is 2 light bulbs and 2 switches that trigger said light bulbs. This one seems to hava a AA battery holder attached. Also something of this age, wouldn't have a coin system. There are pretty much only on arrange balls and mahjong machines.


    The plus side. The chrome doesn't look to bad, and I like the ship background

    mecahanical. I know pretty much nothing about vintage machines. But your going to need at least 500 balls to play and test properly.
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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this eBay "parts" Mizuho machine

    Looks like the upper ball track cover is missing, but that's easily created out of something as simple as cardboard. It might also be missing linkage to deactivate the shooter once balls run low in the hopper--but if those parts have been removed, ALL of them have been removed, and that's rare. Furthermore, I don't see evidence of where those parts would have been mounted on the plywood, so maybe the machine doesn't have a shooter deactivation feature.

    Also looks like at least one cover is missing over the seesaw, but that shouldn't be a deal breaker.

    The machine is listed as a parts machine because the seller has no idea how it works or if it works, therefore there is no liability for them when you get it and it really doesn't work.

    The machine doesn't take coins so his statement should tell you something.

    Get balls--200 at the very least. More is better. Clean it but use no oil on the moving parts. Load the hopper and start shooting balls through to see what happens.
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    1971 Mizuho

    I bought the same machine from this ebay seller, but he never sent the machine and refunded my money; it was going to be a parts machine for my other one. His shipping price was too low, so I figured he would refund me. Anyhow, it's a 1971. Slightly different center pieces then mine. It has a 205 launcher which is a very early version. It is missing the seesaw cover. There are extra feet in the ball hopper which you can mount under the frame. Should be fully functional provided there is nothing lodged inside. The ball launcher however, is not very consistent on my machine due to its design or alignment, not sure yet, but hopefully yours won't be like that. I haven't had time to restore mine, but only to get it running. I do have the seesaw cover though, but your is in better condition overall. My playfield graphic is very faded and yellowed.

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    Default Re: Can anyone identify this eBay "parts" Mizuho machine

    Quote Originally Posted by GameXGame View Post
    1971 Mizuho

    I bought the same machine from this ebay seller, but he never sent the machine and refunded my money; it was going to be a parts machine for my other one. His shipping price was too low, so I figured he would refund me. Anyhow, it's a 1971. Slightly different center pieces then mine. It has a 205 launcher which is a very early version. It is missing the seesaw cover. There are extra feet in the ball hopper which you can mount under the frame. Should be fully functional provided there is nothing lodged inside. The ball launcher however, is not very consistent on my machine due to its design or alignment, not sure yet, but hopefully yours won't be like that. I haven't had time to restore mine, but only to get it running. I do have the seesaw cover though, but your is in better condition overall. My playfield graphic is very faded and yellowed.
    That is great to hear about my machine, I frankly didn't know the thing inside the hopper was feet, so that is cool to know. However, your previous experience with this seller makes me feel a bit worried. Not so sure why he sent a machine this time? Let's hope that he actually sent me the machine and not something else.

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