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Reproduction German Gasmask Can
Reproduction German Gasmask Can

: $39.99


Product Description

Excellent quality copy of the WWII German Gas mask Carrying Can. These are the best of the reproduction gas mask cans available: the color is good, the welds are sturdy and the design is correct. The only visible differences from originals are that the ribs aren't quite as deep and the studs that retain the straps should be fieldgray instead of dull silver, but with a little wear & tear, they look real.
Diameter 11.5cm, Height 26cm.

Field use recommendation: From personal experience I recommend wearing a
gas sheet bag on the canister (shown in the last photo.) By nature, these cans are noisy- they clank and rattle against the other gear and are constant source of noise pollution- which is highly undesirable in the field. The gas sheet bag may be packed with either a gas sheet, or simply an old rag, hand towel, etc.. This works wonders in silencing the rattles. The bag may be secured to the can with any type of equipment straps- both mess tin and tornister types work fine.


Weenie Note 1- "in depth analysis":
Several discriminating types have demanded metallurgical analyses, exact rib depth measurements, etc, etc.. If you are that concerned with the perfection of your time warp experience, just get an original (yes they cost more) and quit acting like lunatic. These are very, very good. Bang for the buck is unbeatable.
Weenie Note 2- "Blemishes": Many of these have a very small chip or nick in the paint, possible surface rust and many have (HORRORS!) a small ding or two. (Chips & dings does not mean half the paint gone or the can is crushed). They were packed in one giant container without padding. Now, if these were Maserati hoods, that would be a problem, but this is combat gear. It may be news to some of the parade ground princesses, but the first time one wears a gas mask canister (or mess tin or metal canteen cup) at an event, the paint is going to get chipped. It's metal and it will bang around on your bayonet hilt, E-tool, your rifle butt will hit it when it's slung, etc, etc..