MSA Auer 3S gas mask, surplus
If Soviet rubber socks aren't your thing when it comes to gas masks, check out this modern offering from Germany.
First things first: these are officially unsuitable for safety use. Despite CE markings and meeting all the relevant standards like EN 136, we are not allowed to sell these as protective equipment for hazardous environments.
That said, the face pieces are factory new and still have protective talcum powder on them. The condition is NIB. Expiration dates for the filters are long gone (but in the 2000's), but they use the worldwide 40 mm thread standard. Unlike the suspicious Soviet masks we used to sell with filters, these do not contain asbestos or any other nasty stuff.
The design is very common: a rubber face piece is tightened against the face with five adjustable rubber straps with metal buckles. A single lens offers an uninterrupted field of vision and the air intake vents blow off any fog as you breathe in, so you actually see things while wearing this.
The air outlet can be rotated to different sides and above the filter you'll find a speaker box: while you will sound funny when speaking to others, they are able to understand what you say. A neck strap can be used to keep the mask in a high ready condition.
In the original factory box you will find:
- Filter (expired)
- Instruction manual (9 languages, English included)
- Carrying pouch (Russian made, probably added after these left the factory)
Made by MSA Auer
Top quality stuff, manufactured in Germany.
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