WW1 Imperial German Army – M1917 GAS MASK CANISTER & LENSES – VERY NICE!


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You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of a WW1 Imperial German Army Heer M1917 Gas Mask and Canister!  These masks were issued to all personnel throughout WW1.


With the development of poisonous gases used as offensive weapons throughout WW1, appropriate defensive gasmasks had to be developed.  The early M1915 and 1917 gasmasks evolved into the M24, and eventually into the M30 and M38 versions.  All German Army and Airforce personnel were issued a gas mask, carry canister and accessories, and were required to have them ready at all times.


Made of leather and rubber, this M1917 pattern gas mask is in SUPERB condition, and all the straps and buckles are intact!  The metal alloy eye socket frames and snout retain 95% original paint, and the celluloid eye-socket lenses are solid.  Overall it is in VERY GOOD condition, and the leather is still soft/supple.

The canister is EXCELLENT, retaining with 85% of it’s original paint.  Some wear due to the age, but nothing that detracts.  The lid has a box to carry the replacement lenses, which are also included.  There appear to be 3 sets of lenses in total.   The canister straps are correct and original, but feature some wear and stiffness,  W
ould make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!


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Payment should be made within 7 business days at the end of the auction unless buyer contacts me for other arrangements. I accept all forms of payment.


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My goal is to ship within 7 days from auction end. However, depending on circumstances, it may take up to an additional 1 week from receipt of confirmed payment. If you need it shipped sooner, please let me know and I will do our best to accommodate.


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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.


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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.


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