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Was in salt mine yesterday and ran across a handful of red original water jacket plugs used on M1917 Browning and 1928 Colt WC guns. They also appear to fit my Vickers also. They are all in poor condition as the red resin like material is either partially missing or broken off completely. The brass portion of the plugs appear to be in good condition. I would appreciate opinions on how much they may be worth each. Once I figure that out i will put some up for sale in the appropriate for sale forum area.

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Send them to Lou or Jeff Prater at Iron creations I would bet they could be rebuilt.
 

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Was thinking the same
 

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Send them to Lou or Jeff Prater at Iron creations I would bet they could be rebuilt.
I did think of that, I know Jeff sells reproductions, they must start with the brass plug and then rivet on the red plastic tops. I am sure the brass piece is the highest cost material item. Perhaps Jeff will see this thread and comment.
 

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I am sure he could do it and will let him know. Russ
 

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Jeff makes the entire plug assembly new but IIRC he has helped people out with restoring a plug or twos plastic.
 

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I am well aware they can be restored. I am looking for the value as cores, I am not looking to restore them, these are surplus to my needs.
 

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Was in salt mine yesterday and ran across a handful of red original water jacket plugs used on M1917 Browning and 1928 Colt WC guns. They also appear to fit my Vickers also. They are all in poor condition as the red resin like material is either partially missing or broken off completely. The brass portion of the plugs appear to be in good condition. I would appreciate opinions on how much they may be worth each. Once I figure that out i will put some up for sale in the appropriate for sale forum area.

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As far pricing goes, would $5 each be too high or low? My intention is to sell these in quantity not one-by-one. Opinions on pricing please they would look good sand blasted and tops painted gloss red. :cool:
 

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As far pricing goes, would $5 each be too high or low? My intention is to sell these in quantity not one-by-one. Opinions on pricing please they would look good sand blasted and tops painted gloss red. :cool:
5-10 each would be in line considering condition let me know what you decide I may take them. Russ
 

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I am interested in the lot also.
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Dan
 
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