This Keystone Shooting Battleship Model #207 is 15.5″ x 3.75″. It has firing guns in the front. The projectile is pushed back into the gun tube until the spring locks. To release, the levers, seen behind the tower, are pulled back and the guns fire. The projectiles will travel several feet with quite a bit of force. These battleships have a few variations. This example has a flat upper deck which is less common than the deck being rounded in the front. Look at the other examples show on the site and you will see the difference. The battleship came as a B-15 or a USN-1 designation. At this point I believe that the USN-1 is the older of the two designations but there was overlap before it was no longer used. I have also found variations to the deck in design and color. I have another photo that shows these. One of the last differences that I have come across is the model #. These were produced as #207 and #215. The #215 is the older of the two. I have found this number as far back as 1928 on a Jacrim invoice. Without a picture I do not know if it looks the same as the examples I have on the site. The change to #207 happened in 1941. The Keystone Boat catalog of that year has the ship listed as #215 but the 1941-1942 general toy catalog has the same ship listed as #207.
From my private collection.
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hi…would you please give me your opinion as to what the keystone battleship #215 is worth with box…near mint condition? thank you!
The #215 battleship was produced before 1941. In near mint condition it must have the three targets, two red projectiles and the main mast with the flag string as well as nearly ding and scratch free. If all of those items are there and the box is complete you are looking at the $200 range. I cannot be more specific without seeing a picture or two.