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Old 06-16-2016, 11:13 PM   #16
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Hans,

It came with a K.u.K. marked Gummimaske.

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Old 06-17-2016, 06:15 PM   #17
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It came with a K.u.K. marked Gummimaske.

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It's remarkable how often I've seen A-H issued masks in the wrong carrier. That's rarely the case with German masks.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:48 PM   #18
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I just got hands on this (sadly) overpainted gm15 can. Please help me with 2 questions:

1. Remove the grey paint or leave it as it is.
2. The straps look good but i think that these are gm17 can carrying straps or am i wrong?

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Old 01-10-2017, 05:05 PM   #19
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I agree with you about the straps being GM17 types. I doubt they're original to the canister. The Germans did reissue the old Gummi GM16 cans with paper cloth straps but in that case they were refitted with deeper lids to accommodate the GM17 leather mask. These are sometimes erroneously referred to as M1918 canisters.

I can't help you regarding the paint removal. I would leave it.
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I agree with you about the straps being GM17 types. I doubt they're original to the canister. The Germans did reissue the old Gummi GM16 cans with paper cloth straps but in that case they were refitted with deeper lids to accommodate the GM17 leather mask. These are sometimes erroneously referred to as M1918 canisters.

I can't help you regarding the paint removal. I would leave it.
Great help! Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:33 AM   #21
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I would remove the paint. If the original paint would not come up, you can repaint it again, in better color than is it now. So it will improve anyway.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:25 PM   #22
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I would remove the paint. If the original paint would not come up, you can repaint it again, in better color than is it now. So it will improve anyway.
I will try to remove it and show you the results!
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The paper tag looks like a museum acquisition tag where the donor would be McQueen and the rest of the information related to control numbers and the place where it was found and "WWI". Wherever it came from there probably is a inventory card with more info.
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The paper tag looks like a museum acquisition tag where the donor would be McQueen and the rest of the information related to control numbers and the place where it was found and "WWI". Wherever it came from there probably is a inventory card with more info.
Could be...maybe our french collectors know more about a local military museum in Beaupaume.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:00 PM   #25
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I just got hands on this nice untouched Rahmenmaske. The written initials are Post war IMO but i hope you like it though.

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