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Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

Russian Twin Cylinder Double Hose Scuba ABM-1m Apparatus

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $250 - $1,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Here is an incredible piece of Russian diving history. This is a complete and in like new condition Russian twin cylinder double hose air scuba unit, model ABM-1m. Unlike European and American scuba systems, Russian open circuit units are integrated systems. Most components of the apparatus are not interchangeable between models. The unit is fully self contained, without removable first and second stages, tanks or harness. No buoyancy compensation devices are fitting. The units do not include alternate air sources or second stages. All units have a reserve pressure system of various designs. All of these Russian units were developed as twin cylinder apparatus. There is also a AVM-1m first generation Russian open circuit regulator designed after the classic Cousteau two hose regulator.

This twin cylinder and related equipment are kept in the original Russian equipment crate. All other parts associated with the dive dress are separate. In addition, a huge three ring binder of details photos, original documents, manuals, service book, technical manual, and a photographic history of the equipment being discovered in North Vietnam! The original American owner did a painstaking detailed job of documenting not only this rare equipment, but also its discovery and all the documents associated with it.

This unit, serial number 1001, was made in the late 1980s, according to the original Russian documents. It was then sent to North Vietnam, where it was removed from the country in 1996. This ABM-1m was meticulously documented and kept in excellent condition. There is little doubt you will find another example in this condition and as well preserved! The equipment will be shipped in two boxes.

All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL Express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. Payment via bank wire for customers outside the USA is required. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code. International bidders are advised that some countries do not allow the importation of knives. Nations Attic is not responsible for shipping charges going or coming back if your countries customs denies delivery. Rejected items can be consigned into a future sale as there are no refunds.