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USD Conshelf VI worth anything?

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by wwunder, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. wwunder

    wwunder Dive Con

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  2. northernone

    northernone Instructor, Scuba Staff Member

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    Gorgeous. I'd love to see what else you have.

    It's in collectable condition so I have no idea it's potential value to someone into such things. To me, I'd recommend a buddy who needs a reg to pay up to 120$ and dive it.

    Interested to see other's perspective.

    Regards,
    Cameron
     
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  3. wwunder

    wwunder Dive Con

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria, BC
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    Thanks for the feedback Cameron, I thought I would get a few more comments from the conshelf lovers on the board. It only has one LP and one HP port so i'm not sure if your buddy would dive it. Anyway if anyone wants to make an offer, i'll be all ears.

    As far as other vintage gear, I don't have a big collection... I think i have a tank checker in the same vintage box as this reg, an old scubair first and second, and a DA Aquamaster from VDH and sold as the doublehose explorer kit.
     
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  4. northernone

    northernone Instructor, Scuba Staff Member

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    Yes, worth clarifying why I'd recommend it to a buddy. It makes a nice pony bottle reg and provided the rubber is in as good condition as it appears, should have a nice long trouble free service life.

    Not sure, but I think the vintage guys don't often comment on estimated values... unless it's for sale for best offer.

    My best guess may be way off... I snap up regs at 20-60$ as frequently as possible. Someone always needs a dependable reg.

    Cheers,
    Cameron
     
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  5. shurite7

    shurite7 Dive Shop

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    Is that the original box?

    Do be aware of the yoke. It looks like it is rated for the lower pressure tanks, such as the ST72 which is 2250psi or 2500psi with plus rating. The older yokes were not rated for the higher pressure 3000psi tanks.
     
  6. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    That looks like a "new in the box" regulator. The box actually makes it more desirable as a collector item, but there are not as many collectors that are interested on single hose regulators. There are a few. You may want to post it over at VDH.

    Due to the box, IMO, it has a higher value as a collector than a dive-able regulator. The limited number of ports also makes it less desirable for diving.
     
  7. tech3324

    tech3324 Lionfish

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    You can get a general idea of value by looking at sales of the Conshelf VI on eBay. There's one up for auction at the moment and twelve past sales. Check this link: conshelf VI | eBay

    Yours should be worth somewhat more because of it's condition and box, maybe a lot more to the right person.
     
  8. wwunder

    wwunder Dive Con

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    Location: Victoria, BC
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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. It looks like there are more of them on the market than I thought. At $20 to $40 selling prices I will probably hold onto it.
     
  9. 2airishuman

    2airishuman Solo Diver

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    Enjoy.

    Another fact to consider, from a practical use point of view, is that replacement parts for the 2nd stage with the exhaust valve integrated into the diaphragm are no longer available.
     
  10. herman

    herman Divemaster

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    Not this second, it uses the same diaphragm and exhaust valve as most of the other Conshelfs.....and pretty much any other USD reg for that matter. You are thinking of the early Calypso seconds.
     
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