Friend of mine is doing a house up in the north of France, and gave me a bell the other day saying he had something for me. He had found something German that I might like.
Today he popped around and gave me this M30 Gasmaske canister, and is it nice or what? He found it on the attic of a house, and by the look of it, it hasn't moved since the war. Well in any way it hasn't been thrown around by kids or so.
Its very complete, only missing the belts that have rotten away, but still has the leather bits stuck to it. The small band is in good nick and has the typical war time leather band on the canvas (often we see war period canisters been offered with post war DDR straps who did not have this leather piece).
The inside is like new! Complete with a full set of Klarscheiben dated 43.
It has the spring at the bottom and even, and this I haven't seen to often; the original white cloth at the bottom. The mask itself is very nicely marked WaA and so is the filter. The mask has a conection piece to the filter that I have also never seen.
I'll post some pictures of that tomorrow.
Overall a very, very nice salty piece that has never been touched.
I've promissed my mate I'll put it up for sale, and we'll split what ever it makes.
So far I can tell there ar no regimental or personal numbers painted on, but I'll have a better look tomorrow.
If anybody has any interest in this piece, just drop me a line.
Greetings from Luxembourg!