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lukecloughmagic
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Hi guys, I've recently bought a second hand Triple Threat in peace dollars which is great however I have one issue. The inner coin and shell doesn't drop out from the outer shell very well. How easy should it be to release? Will it be a magnet thing or just a dirt inside thing possibly? what are the best ways of checking or cleaning? thanks in advance Smile
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Well I would clean Them 1 St. Then go from there!
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On Apr 22, 2016, lukecloughmagic wrote:
Hi guys, I've recently bought a second hand Triple Threat in peace dollars which is great however I have one issue. The inner coin and shell doesn't drop out from the outer shell very well. How easy should it be to release? Will it be a magnet thing or just a dirt inside thing possibly? what are the best ways of checking or cleaning? thanks in advance Smile


Over the years, I've had four or five of these. Some drop very easily, some stick a little. I think it's probably a combination of the magnet strength and the shell sizes. Also, the inner coin in a lot of the Schoolcraft sets is very thin, making it lighter.
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First off, Schoolcraft does NOT make the Triple Threat, he makes a blatant knockoff of the Triple Threat. And has never been chastised by discerning coin magicians on this board.

Secondly, the original Lassen Triple Threat is set up perfectly to unleash one coin at a time with no bungling. Also the Lassen Triple Threat does not include Schoolcraft's ridiculously thin wafer coin. In fact, Schoolcraft's super crappy knockoff is giving the original Triple Threat a bad name, as well as taking 10's of thousands of dollars from Lassen's pocket. Think how many crappy 3CM have sold, then think that each one he sold took about $400 out of Lassen's pocket.

Coin magicians that support Schoolcraft are losers. Plain and simple, and they get what they deserve... crap. And it ain't cheap either.
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[quote]On Apr 23, 2016, elainevblaine wrote:
First off, Schoolcraft does NOT make the Triple Threat, he makes a blatant knockoff of the Triple Threat. And has never been chastised by discerning coin magicians on this board.

Secondly, the original Lassen Triple Threat is set up perfectly to unleash one coin at a time with no bungling. Also the Lassen Triple Threat does not include Schoolcraft's ridiculously thin wafer coin. In fact, Schoolcraft's super crappy knockoff is giving the original Triple Threat a bad name, as well as taking 10's of thousands of dollars from Lassen's pocket. Think how many crappy 3CM have sold, then think that each one he sold took about $400 out of Lassen's pocket.

Coin magicians that support Schoolcraft are losers. Plain and simple, and they get what they deserve... crap. And it ain't cheap either. [/quote)

I get it. But for this conversation, the basic construction is the same. Although, Lassen expands the outer shell which allows the coin insert to be thicker while Schoolcraft does not. Having said that, some of Lassen's Triple Threats will also bind when attempting to drop the inner shell set. It seems to me that the strength of the magnets is probably the culprit.
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In addition to the above, check to make sure the shell isn't slightly dinged / out of round, causing the inner coin to catch slightly.
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Try to add a little Teflon tape inside the shell that sticks and that will tell you if it is the strength or if it is a ding pretty easily.
if it is out of round then sending it out to be repaired is your best bet.
Due to the way it is made I would not use the silk or other suggestions for getting back in the round.
If it is a 3T then Lassen will repair it ....if it is a 3CM send it to schoolcraaft for repair.

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Is this the set you are offering for sale???
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I have a TTGF from Lassen and it is harder to release both inner coins than I would like. It's workable but doesn't seem near as effortless as when Todd does it in the videos.
I'm sure it's a magnet issue. In my experience involving different manufacturers it's common that the magnets are a bit stronger than they really need to be IMO. The tiniest amount of attraction is all that is needed. So in your case I would guess it's simply the magnets are a bit too strong.

I did place some thin Teflon inside the shell and that helped a little bit. But also it seems like the magnetic attraction gets stronger or weaker depending on the direction the shell is rotated when placed over it. Not sure why this would be but it seems to be.

Lassen makes great gaffs but they're not all perfect. Out of the several items I've purchased from him I've had to send 2 of them back immediately because the inner coins would stick ever so slightly and get hung up in the shell. Both of these did not involve magnets by the way.
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Ouhhhh Videoman, Lassen noted well your remark ;-)
https://coolotis.wordpress.com/2016/05/1......they-do/
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Awesome. LabRateo is a Lassen fan now!
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Elaine, there are so many things as you do not know about me. You are so used to speaking about everything without knowing anything ... lol
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And then I have to watch Lassen to be able to give information to Jerome from BMC to copy him!!! lol lol lol lol!!!
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Wow, personalized specially for you Rat.

Truly an honor.
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Yes, I'm famous on Lassen' blog! Yeahhhh!
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I just bought a Kennedy Triple Threat here and am having the same issue. I see no damage but I'm sending it to Todd for a looksee.
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