Our recent vacation to South Dakota included a couple of days of snooping around in antique shops. Hereís what we picked up and shipped back home!
We picked up this M1 because we needed a chin strap to complete the M1 we already have and for 15 bucks, the price was right. Had intended to just take the strap off and leave the shell behind, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it so I guess what, weíre still looking for a chin strap for our other lid. Iíve got some questions on the M-1 but Iíll post those on another thread with a bunch of photos.
This cap Iím not sure of yet, Iíve seen a few photos of similar visor caps but Iíve not done any real digging yet, it appears to be authentic though, made by Berkshire. Iíll post more photos of it later on in the appropriate thread.
I think we did good on this M2 Gas Mask, itís in pretty darn good shape and comes with all the extras. I still need to figure out if it is an A2 or an A3, Iím not familiar with the exhaust valves yet, M8 or C12 I donít know the difference.
Picked up this, and another couple of front page papers headlining the Surrender by Japan.
My kid just had to have that other gas mask in the back right of the first photo, I think it is Israeli but not sure, thatís for him to figure out.
We tried to pick up a Spanish M42/79 that the store had priced like it was a German lid. My kid kept trying to convince the store owner otherwise but he wouldnít budge, saved me 40 bucks. Also passed up a German WWII Civilian gas mask, the one with the large flat filter, can't recall the model right off the top of my head? It was a little rough and I recall seeing these things on Ebay, still in the box, for cheep.
Think we did OK, all totaled up we spent right at $100 plus another $20 to ship home.
Russ & Son