looks to be the american m17 a1 size medium ,used from vietnam through to gulf war period there should be a date in a circle on the side of the mask ,hope this helps james
Says 64 MSA 2E8 in the circle
The identification as stated by James is correct, and the markings you've stated mean that it was manufactured in 1964 by Mine Safety Appliances.
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Any value too it?
As much as someone is willing to pay!$20?They make a bit more if they have the bag and all the other bits and pieces.Yours is the model without the drinking tube
They're fairly common in the US, so I reckon about $15.00 to $20.00 is the rough value.
Here's a little few little giveaways as to what variation it is....There are 3 M17 variations: M17, which has no drinking tube. M17A1: which has a drinking tube and resuscitation mouthpiece. M17A2 which has just a drinking tube. There was also a variation that featured an inbuilt microphone.
Wells thats certainly true James infact nearly all US army issued masks are literally none existant in the UK so hence why i went overseas last nite on ebay and bought one,not 100% sure on what exactly i did buy but then where's the fun.got the pics and maybe Danny can chime in....im guessing its a m2 series A3 final version?only a guess,please what have i bought?..............Jake.