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M1917A1, Common, Desirable, Rare?


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#1 RememberThe5thESB

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:18 PM

I got a Kelly for cheap a while ago and was wondering if they would be considered rare or what not, I haven't seen many and know they had a pretty limited production time. Any opinions would be great, thanks as always!

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#2 Grant G.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

I have noticed an increase in value within the past 5 years. Good ones used to be had for around $50-$75, now they rarely seem to sell for less than $125. Ones with original camouflage or names is a whole different story. I can't speak for everyone, but I personally like the ones actually manufactured by McCord in 1941 as opposed to refurbished British and American WWI shells.


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#3 Grant G.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

(Accidental double post).

 


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#4 RememberThe5thESB

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

Alright. That's similar to FS FB shells I've seen too, and that's been the past year. Price wise I mean. Last year I picked one up with broken bails and probably 9 coats of paint for 65 dollars. Now I can't find one on eBay for less than 100.
Enough off topic now but what would you say for this Kelly price wise? (Its a McCord made.)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

I'd say uncommon but not rare....Bodes

#6 RememberThe5thESB

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:29 PM

Alright. Thanks for the opinion!

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:31 PM

They're not especially rare, but they seem to be pretty overlooked by collectors.  There are a lot of interesting variations in the 1934-40 types, before McCord started reproducing the m1917. 



#8 RememberThe5thESB

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

Really? I'm not too knowledgeable on pre-WW2 shells. Thanks for that tid bit!

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:12 PM

I bought what was sold as a M1917A1 for around $40. No liner or bails but in excellent condition. The problem? The stamped markings are completely unknown to me. Granted I am a major novice when it comes to helmets. Any idea what I have?IMG_4080.JPG IMG_4085.JPG IMG_4082.JPG


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#10 MightyMo

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:13 PM

Couple more pics.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:43 PM

I bought what was sold as a M1917A1 for around $40. No liner or bails but in excellent condition. The problem? The stamped markings are completely unknown to me. Granted I am a major novice when it comes to helmets. Any idea what I have?attachicon.gif IMG_4080.JPGattachicon.gif IMG_4085.JPGattachicon.gif IMG_4082.JPG


Im thinking thats a British helmet, not a M1917A1.

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Posted Yesterday, 01:02 AM

Mark 1 Brody helmet

#13 Bodes

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Posted Yesterday, 04:24 AM

GSW is Canadian....Bodes

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Posted Yesterday, 05:01 AM

GSW is Canadian....Bodes


General Steel Wares (Toronto).....Bodes

#15 MightyMo

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Posted Yesterday, 10:55 AM

Thanks Bodes!




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