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Thread: AGD PMI faceshield w/ Uvex goggles

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    AGD PMI faceshield w/ Uvex goggles

    I picked these up in an ebay auction with an old Sheridan based gun. I am not a AGD collector and have no need to keep them. I actually didn't even know what they were until yesterday. I posted an ad on MCB to get help identifying them. I was sent here by fellow members. They said that members here would probably be the most interested. Before I place a sale ad, I would like to know a reasonable price. I have been told up to $75, but then someone else said more because they come with the Uvex goggles.

    The mask is in very good shape considering the age. The foam on one ear is coming off a little and there are some scuff marks.

    The Uvex goggles have a crack in the upper left corner if you are looking at them. Other than that the strap is in very good shape and the rest of the goggles are in good shape.

    Here is a pic that I already have. I can take more if needed.

    Just looking for a value. I don't want to under sell them, but I also don't want to list a ridiculous price.



    Thanks,
    Marc

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    nice collectors item, a few people would be intrested, but might take a while to sell, since its more of a collectors item, rather than something we could actually use, and honestly 75 seems kinda high, but thats just me

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    I don't know how many masks AGD made, but they are not all that rare. You could sell it pretty quick for $50. $75, might take some time. I bet you can fetch more than $75 from ebay.

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    What's the face shield made from? The goggles look like plastic shop goggles, I'm sure muzik has one, anyone ever use one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudz
    What's the face shield made from? The goggles look like plastic shop goggles, I'm sure muzik has one, anyone ever use one of these?

    i have one in the shop somewhere packed up with my 68 caliber conversion tipmman ive yet to find, it always looked like a jason mask to me. It made of a hard plastic.

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    The goggles are just that, uvex shop goggles and the mask is nothing more than rather thin molded plastic.

    I have one of both, but they did not come together.

    You have to remember, these were one of the first masks to hit the market. These were a huge step forward as far as safety and protection go.

    They were mfg'ed by Tom but sold through PMI. These were the first products that AGD made.

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    And here is the whole story.

    Quote Originally Posted by AGD
    What happened when I was forced into paintball.

    In 1985 I started doing some machining work for a startup company that made electronic air cleaners. I was working in my basement and eventually ended up making 1000 housings a month for them.

    After about a year I moved out into a real shop on the second floor over a welding shop. I had been working out of my basement for almost 10 years (another long story) and was excited to get out of there. I only had about 6 customers but this one air cleaner guy was 80% of my work.

    I had played paintball about 5-6 times and had gotten shot in the forehead and my girlfiend had been shot in the neck and passed out. Back then there was really no face protection.

    One day my big customer came and told me he had jobbed the whole product out to a single company instead of using multiple subcontractors. Right there I knew that if I didn't get more work fast I would be back to the basement in weeks.

    I had been making vacuum formed housings for the air cleaners so I knew all about it. I went to PMI, who at the time was in a little tiny shop near by, and told the owner that I could make them a full face plastic mask. He said “well let me see a prototype” so I went back and worked all weekend making a mold, then forming the parts and finally drilling the holes. On Monday I went back and he ordered 500 masks.

    We ended up making about 40,000 of those masks and the rest as they say is history. The air cleaner guy took his product to the other company. Before that happened I tested his product in controlled conditions and told him it didn’t do anything. He didn’t believe me because he was selling 1000 units a month and had a stack of testimonials. About a year later we had dinner and he told me he had to fire his main salesman for “severely overstating the product in his sales pitch”. After that his sales dropped into the hundreds and a year after that the company was bankrupt. That taught me a lesson because this guy was a millionaire businessman that just went down the tubes, DON”T SELL STUFF THAT DOESN’T WORK.

    AGD

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    Thanks for all of your help.

    As per your suggestion, I posted it on ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230183685258

    Thanks again,
    Marc

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