Mills War Eagle One Cherry payout

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Mills War Eagle One Cherry payout

Postby Marcellous » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:39 am

Not being fully knowledgeable about slot machines but I assumed that when seeing a War Eagle with a one cherry payout that it is automatically a reproduction. Casually mentioning this to a very knowledgeable seller of slots he said not always. So, is it a fact that Mills released original War Eagles that paid out one cherry? I didn't pushed the question to him at the time.

When were the repros made and are they still made today?
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Re: Mills War Eagle One Cherry payout

Postby mechanic » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:14 am

Only a couple machines were made that paid one, but they were not coins. Mills and Jennings both made golfball vendors that would give you one golfball for 2 cherries. All other pays were 2-4, 2-5 and later 3-5. Any other pay is caused by some type of modification to the machine either by old operators or new owners. It could be a repro as they did not get overly ambitious in their finishing process. Most repro's happened from the mid 80's to the mid 90's but there may still be some out there doing full scale repros. Mostly now it's just small pieces parts. The largest operation during the period came out of colorado. There could be other reasons why your machine only pays one, like worn master slide, foreign coin machine modified to us coin or some kind of obstruction.
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