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Good price for M1916 holster and 1916 Bacon tin?

Article about: Guy offered me a shell M1 helmet, 1916 bacon tin, and a S&R M1916 US holster (WWI) for 85 bucks. He also has a trench art knife for another 25.

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    Default Good price for M1916 holster and 1916 Bacon tin?

    Guy offered me a shell M1 helmet, 1916 bacon tin, and a S&R M1916 US holster (WWI) for 85 bucks. He also has a trench art knife for another 25.

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    The .45 holster, as I remember, looked extremely clean for WWI,
    it's quite possibly a repro. Need close-up shots of it............
    (Original WWII holsters are about $60-$80 these days)
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    He did confirm that the holster had the S&R marking (which would be accurate for us as we live near Minnesota) and had a inspector stamp on it. Or would that be done in a repro as well? I'll have the chance to handle these before buying, is there anything specific I should look for to see if its a repro?

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    Here is the trench art knife also. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Good price for M1916 holster and 1916 Bacon tin?

    Quote by RelicHunter99 View Post
    He did confirm that the holster had the S&R marking (which would be accurate for us as we live near Minnesota) and had a inspector stamp on it. Or would that be done in a repro as well? I'll have the chance to handle these before buying, is there anything specific I should look for to see if its a repro?
    Look for thin or poor quality/irregular leather and hardware on the holster.
    It could be an original, but why would he let it go so cheaply, unless it is
    the main part of the sale - the bacon tin and helmet are just 'thrown in'.
    Incomplete helmet shells are not worth too much, really.

    The 'Theater made' knife was originally a WWII 'USN Mark 1' that has had
    it's grip replaced. It was most likely made - and marked on the reverse
    riccasso - by either; Pal, Robeson, Camillus, Ka-Bar, Geneva Forge,
    Utica, or some other commonly seen WWII American contractor.
    The handle was of the leather washer type when new.

    If you really want or need all these items, $100 is probably
    not too bad for everything.................
    Regards,


    Steve.

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