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Brunswick GC 1--thoughts? - 06-16-2017, 06:44 PM

I have the opportunity to purchase a Brunswick GC1, for $1500. Already disassembled...rails and slate are in good shape, according to the seller (i know, i know).

Should I pull the trigger? Please, no "save your money and buy a Diamond"
comments...that's tiresome, and I am asking about this deal.

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06-16-2017, 06:51 PM

Personally, I would love to have one.

Disassembled?

I have seen them come from pool halls like that with their parts mixed up.

I would rather have a good GC than a Diamond. But if I found one in that state I would definitely have a good mechanic look at it before I bought it.

Could be treasure or trash...no way to say at this point.

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06-16-2017, 06:52 PM

I like GC1s....my only complaint....if you have to re-rubber it...
...Brunswick SuperSpeed doesn't quite fit right.


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06-16-2017, 07:13 PM

Offer him $1000 if all the parts are there and the slates are good. If they are the original cushions and are good: LEAVE THEM ON.

If you need to change the cushions:
the Superspeed rubber is 1/8" bigger than the old Monarch Superspeed cushions, the bevel/ angle of the subrail is the same, it reduces the size of the table by 1/4" each direction... The nose height remains the same. Still will get over 4 rails length wise and the table will play good. I have never had a single complaint on all the old GC's, Anniversary's and Centennials I have restored and used the current Superspeed rubber.

Depending on who you use, it is only around $1000 to have the rails recalibrated if you are seeking perfection.


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06-16-2017, 07:38 PM

I'd get it, but ask to come down on the price.

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Inspect Carefully - 06-16-2017, 07:57 PM

Inspect it carefully.
Like a previous poster said if it's been in one or more pool rooms.......

Frankentable - Mixed GC I/II/III Parts
Mixed Slate Pieces
Mixed Rails
Stripped Rail Bolt Retainer Threads
Stripped Screw Holes that hold down the retainers.
Ends of Rails - Chewed Up and Splintered
Split/Unglued Rails
Dented, Rub Worn Top Surface of Rails
Slate Backer Board Staple Area - Splintered wood from many reclothes.
Missing Brackets, Screws, Bolts, Skirts, Trim

There are some great GCI's.
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06-16-2017, 08:17 PM

I have a gold crown one in my opinion one of the best tables ever made just make sure you get all of the correct parts good luck
  
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06-16-2017, 10:25 PM

I love my GC1. I did have the rails done and it plays perfectly. No regrets.
  
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06-16-2017, 11:18 PM

I bought mine for 1200 I think? Mine had a couple pieces swapped out from other gc1's they had from the liquidated hall, but the slate matched up and the guy assured me that if I had any complaints he would remedy. Local table pro set it up new 860 and new rails for another 800 bucks. I don't know enough to know if I got hosed on the price or not, but the thing plays fantastic and I have no regrets!
  
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06-17-2017, 03:33 AM

what's going on with the discoloration of the rails here? just the felt?

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06-17-2017, 04:04 AM

nice table, I have the same one.

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06-17-2017, 04:44 AM

i would buy it....
especially if you can get it cloer to 1k
i would have a table mechanic check it out since it is disassembled to be sure all is good before buying
i would pay the little extra if need be to have a gc 1
but i am prejudiced since i bought a gc1 for my home table...
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06-17-2017, 06:32 AM

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I love my GC1. I did have the rails done and it plays perfectly. No regrets.
Where did you get the rails for a GC-1?
What did you use?
Nomenclature would be greatly appreciated.
I have a gentleman here in St Petersburg that has a venerable GC-1 and would benefit from knowing where to get the right rubber... Jack Kerouac used to play on it in the 60's.

If I can get this guy to re-rubber this table, it would be like Moses parting the waters.

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06-17-2017, 07:15 AM

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06-17-2017, 07:35 AM

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Where did you get the rails for a GC-1?
What did you use?
Nomenclature would be greatly appreciated.
I have a gentleman here in St Petersburg that has a venerable GC-1 and would benefit from knowing where to get the right rubber... Jack Kerouac used to play on it in the 60's.

If I can get this guy to re-rubber this table, it would be like Moses parting the waters.

Lesh
Lesh , he most likely had the mechanic use Brunswick Superspeed Cushions:

the current Superspeed rubber is 1/8" bigger than the old Monarch Superspeed cushions, the bevel/ angle of the subrail is the same, it reduces the size of the table by 1/4" each direction... The nose height remains the same. Still will get over 4 rails length wise and the table will play good. I have never had a single complaint on all the old GC's, Anniversary's and Centennials I have restored and used the current Superspeed rubber.

Depending on who you use, it is only around $1000 to have the rails recalibrated if you are seeking perfection.

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