WWII US Army Gas Mask -
This is a US Army field gear item. As issued during World War two. This is a US Army military gas mask.
Complete with the filter which is attached by a rubber hose.
This section of the website provides information that allows you to identify American military field
gear collectibles. The data also includes a price guide to give you an idea of the value of the items.
The filter has four openings at the bottom. This is where the air passes through to the filtering material.
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detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined
points that should be noted.
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of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The body of the US gas mask filter is made of metal. It is painted gray. The markings "573 Grams" are
applied to one side. This is the weight of the filter.
The size of the filter was too big for it to be directly attached to the mask. That is why a rubber
hose was employed. The end of the hose was secured to the filter using a piece of heavy duty tape.
The body of the mask is made of rubber. The markings US,SS are emboseed in the top portion. The
lenses are plastic and have gray frames around them. Over time the plastic turns a yellowish color.
The gas mask is attached to the soldier by the use of straps that are anchored to the body of the mask in
six different places. The bands that are used are elastic. they have metal tips at the end to avoid
damage from fraying.
This WWII US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by
going to our
WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide.
Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.