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Are The Silencers And String Japanese
Old 02-09-2019, 09:28 AM   #1
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I picked these U.S. Army dog tags up and I have a feeling that the silencers were made from a gasmask and the string is from a helmet net. The rubber is a brownish green very brittle and has no cloth in it. The string looks like a faded green and to me looks like the string that goes around the bottom of a helmet net that you would see at the bottom inside edge of a helmet. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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I agree about the string. You can see the original color inside the twist, which looks like the Japanese helmet net color. The string itself look like the correct gauge and twist.

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I agree about the string. You can see the original color inside the twist, which looks like the Japanese helmet net color. The string itself look like the correct gauge and twist.

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Thanks I had a gut feeling about it but the silencers are too tough to really figure out but they remind me of some that belonged to a 3rd Marine Division Vet that said he made his from Japanese equipment. Nevertheless these are a great set to add to the collection.
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Here’s a couple more close ups.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:09 PM   #5
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Have a set from a 101st vet, told me the 'silencers' were indeed cut from a gasmask hose. Common practice back then.
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