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#1 turmanator

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:59 PM

What do you guys think this is worth? The guy wats $100.00 for it. Still has steel plates in it.
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#2 BOLO

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

I think $100 is a fair price, the USMC M1955 vest is harder to find than the M69 flak vest and it looks like it's in very good cond.

thats a 2nd pattern M55 vest

it has DORON plates [not steel] Doron Plate is a strong fiberglass-based laminate

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Doron_Plate

The doron plate could not stop direct fire from bullets but was effective at stopping relatively slow moving flak and shrapnel. The plates were named after General G.F. Doriot who was chief of the Research and Development Branch, Office of The Quartermaster General of the Army during World War II. The doron plates were used in the Korean War in the M-1951 and T-52-2 vests and the Vietnam War in the M-1955 and M69 vests. Stronger and lighter materials such as Kevlar-based body armor eventually superseded the doron plate.

Edited by BOLO, 12 August 2011 - 09:13 PM.


#3 Justin

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:25 PM

$100 is fair. And what they're usaully sell for.

#4 Jason G

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:52 AM

I think 100.00 for one in this good a condition is MORE than fair. I've been getting about that on ebay for ones in worse shape.

#5 mclure

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

Pretty cool, it is in an ok state, and looks very new.


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