Original WW1 U.S. M-1 Gas Mask

Faint ID to Soldier on Back of Bag

This bag comes with what appears to be possible small extra pieces for replacments, such as the head strap, and a guide to how to use this mask. Everything is original.


Foam head not included!!


** The M-1 Gas Mask **

The M-1 was a standard issue gas mask for troops in Yugoslavia, as well as for SFRY successor states. This respirator was only available until 2005, therefore, the filters are said to have had a limited working lifetime assigned. It is a copy of the U.S. M-9 gas mask. It was also used by the Iraqi army in the Gulf War, where it was designated M-59. It is OD green in color, and has a side-loading canister which uses a 60mm opening. The M-1 is not very common in the United States, as few were imported as surplus. There are different versions of the mask, MC-1, M-1 and the M-59. The filter doesn't have asbestos, but may contain chromium.


** WW1 **

World War I was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War or "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated 9 million combatant deaths and 13 million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the related 1918 Spanish flu pandemic caused another 17–100 million deaths worldwide, including an estimated 2.64 million Spanish flu deaths in Europe and as many as 675,000 Spanish flu deaths in the United States.

WW1 U.S. M-1 Gas Mask W/ Faint ID to Soldier on Bag

SKU: WW1 Gas Mask & Bag - $250
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