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Old 07-15-2017, 04:46 PM   #1
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Straight from an attic in Preußen. My second complete gm24 set. Everything is stamped with 1938. I am in love with the filter that looks like fresh out of the factory.

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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That is a fantastic set mate. Congratulation on the find and thank you for posting it.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:34 PM   #3
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That is a fantastic set mate. Congratulation on the find and thank you for posting it.
Thanks Ian. It took me years to find a complete gm24 and then i got hands on two within 6 months. Very hard to find nowadays.

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Exactly. I have only seen the bags - never the mask. Congrats on finding two (and sharing them! )
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Very nice to have 2 . Rob
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Very nice to have 2 . Rob
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:49 AM   #7
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I have never heard of these masks before. What or who were they for?

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For all sorts I think they were made for the Reichswehr and were used by civillians during WW2 ? Could be wrong Rob
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WOW, can't believe...this is a very rare set complete like this
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They were an early gas mask model made for the Reichswehr, about 100.000 pieces are said to be produced. They were issued to every soldier and some units (like cavalry) had different bags depending on their function. They were soon to be replaced by the GM30 because the GM30 was more economically viable than the GM24. The GM24 however would not completely disappear, they were employed for military personnel that had to sit down while at their station (like anti aircraft gunners) because the forward placed filter of the GM30 would hamper the operation of the guns.

With such a low production run (in German terms that is) it's quite a difficult mask to come by these days. I have the mask but it's hardened and the I have the hose too but no bag or filter. Parts of the GM24 kit can be found on militaria fairs sometimes but usually they fetch way to high prices for what they are.

Hagen has the best thing here, finding a set straight from some dusty attic, totally unmessed with and nice and original. That's like finding a part of an alien spacecraft these days.
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For all sorts I think they were made for the Reichswehr and were used by civillians during WW2 ? Could be wrong Rob
I don't think they were ever issued to civilians, perhaps some paramilitary groups got them but true civilians would be issued different kind of masks.

And that statue is so cool, still the brand of Degea (before it became Auer) on it. I can't imagine how much it would go for if for sale.
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Thank you Uncle Goose it was one of the most expensive things I have bought $1000 I believe. But I just had to have it and then had to have the Gas Mask which I was lucky enough to find afrer years of searching yesterday on Ebay! Rob
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Great help again Filip. Thanks a lot for your informations!

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Thanks for the info. So I take it that the 1938 stamps are inspection stamps to show the item was still in good condition, and no production date stamps?

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Thanks for the info. So I take it that the 1938 stamps are inspection stamps to show the item was still in good condition, and no production date stamps?



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Exactly. These are inspection stamps.

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