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Aust bag gas mask 37

Article about: G'day, all My first post via my phone. !! I'm currently on holidays in south east Queensland Here's one I found in Bundaberg. 37 dated and I'm not familiar with the AN & the VA stamps pe

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    Thanks René! It does indeed look like a Mk V, though the strap looks like it has been modified (i.e. the stitching on one end has been undone and the brass hook removed). I suspect the "VA" refers to the bag being a Mk V (I think the "A" denotes the bags use with the long hose respirators of the navy and air force). The "A/|\N" may very well refer to the Australian Navy.

    With all that said, I have to say that the date is the oddest stamping I have ever seen!

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    Indeed the whole thing for me is odd ball l'd have to go by early aust manufacturing from Melbourne textiles

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Great find Rene! WOW 2, get to the beach!!!!!! I hope that there will be beach pic's of scantly clad native Sheila's(learned that at the Outback restaurant) for that distance traveled
    Semper Fi
    South the waters come from Antarctica up here its the coral sea

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    I'll have to compare with other aust & British ones when I get home

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    Deffo RAN marked Mk V (no back pocket) as confirmed by a expert Mate of mine. He was surprised to see such an early M.T.X made item!

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