US WWII Rubber M2A2 Service Gas Mask + Canvas Carrier Bag- 1942 American WW2 VTG

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Seller: bojarski77 (278) 100%, Location: Eugene, Oregon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283512910502 Listing is for a Vintage 1942 produced American Service Gas Mask / Respirator with Canvas Carrier Bag. Perfect for any WWII Collection! The American Service Mask series was a series that started shortly after WWI, the development was unexplainably more advanced compared to WWI masks, making those previous designs look very primative in comparison. The Service Mask series was very long delayed due to the inter-war period not having much motivation, momentum or reason for development so the design was stagnant until a few years prior to WWII, probably due to anticipation of the war. The MIAI and MIA2 were the first two truly finalized models produced in the series, they had the right innovation but due to such a long delay in the design development, they were already obsolete by the time they were finalized. Such issue lead to the models being used for training before the US entered WWII while further development was done, which ended up with the much more modern fully rubber Service Mask facepiece that's seen in the listing. The modern Service Mask facepiece, the design was great but pre-mature mass production occured, after merely months after the mass production, far more advanced features and designs started swiftly being discovered / designed.The solution to such issue was to just keep the rubber facepiece design but produce the new, more modern parts in such a way that they could be swapped with the existing facepieces, basically just upgraded them.This was common practice during the entire period of WWII and even slightly post-war which has lead to this huge web of different Service Mask variations and combinations. This specific listing features the M2A2 'Heavyweight' Service Mask, which was one of the latest facepiece design model type with all the most modern features but it was more of a specialty model as they brought back the original model MIAI / MIA2 filter. The reason for such is despite that older filter design being excessively large and heavy; it was a great at filtering. Such model would've been issued to soldiers that weren't entirely foot mobile such as vehicle crews, so that made the weight/size not so much of an issue. Comes from a Smoke-Free and Pet-Free home. Feel free to ask questions! *General Note to ALL military and related items*: Military surplus / vintage items may have some minor scuffs, scratches and/or marks not mentioned in the listing and may be slightly dusty/dirty. This does include 'new' / 'unissued' item as the military/government tends to transport items around a lot and they could've been stored for an extensive period. Shipping/Payments: Payment is expected within 3 days of auction/listing end. Combined shipping is avaliable, requests for combined shipping on 'free shipping' items may sometimes result in the price of the item to be lowered if applicable. International Shipping:It's your responsibility to know your custom laws, I am not responsible for additional custom fees, violation of importation laws and/or most other problems that may occur at (non-US) customs. Condition: Used, Condition: Good+ condition, typical signs of age and usage from being issued. The rubber has some cosmetic flaws from poor storage but is still flexible and durable. The set displays very well!, Model: M2A2 Service Gas Mask

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