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C051775 BELGIAN RE-ISSUED GERMAN M1917 GASMASK WITH CANISTER.
The 1917 pattern, heavily oiled leather mask, with the smooth side to the interior. All of the retaining straps and fabric covered springs are intact. The magnetic sheet metal eye sockets, clear lenses, are all intact. The lenses have a separate cut-out sheet metal "sight," consisting of a central circle with six retaining arms, emanating from the center to the edges. A field-grey painted, sheet metal filter attachment fitting is to the mask bottom. The canister, with a ribbed body has a fold back, swivel wire attachment ring. A label to the underside of the lid, has in French, working instructions on the placement of the mask. A paper label with handwriting is affixed to the outside of the lid. Herring bone twill straps are intact. The mask has hardened and taken on the form of the canister. Of Note: Some Total of 10,000 German gasmasks were captured sent to Britain, where they were customized for allied gas filters and reissued to the Belgian Army. Rare.
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