You're very welcome! I got myself an original M17 made in 1965 coming in soon, same with an M6A2 hood. I think my next mask will be either an M40, GP-7V, or whatever I can get my hands on. Which reminds me. I should probably post a pic with all my masks together.
Oh yeah, I know how that feels. I had to have at least blow through 100-200 USD on all these masks. My sister said she'll get me a mask for Christmas, so that'll be something to look forward to, eh? (I'm trying my hardest not to buy anything else on eBay, despite seeing them selling for a reasonable price.)
I remember telling myself "No more, this is the last one for a while." after buying my SchMS. Even now, I'm tempted to buy an M17A2 and a Bulgarian PDE-1 for the sake of collecting all the M17 variants and its copies.
The M1s and MC1s should be relatively easy, and I have two Finnish examples. The problem would mostly be the Swedish/Japanese/Bulgarian variants. There are also the Yugoslav M2 masks. I'd expect that collecting them all would be financially pretty painful
I was actually able to get my hands on a Yugoslavian M2 for only 33 USD, it was one of the more recent masks that arrived in the mail. The M2F however is pretty expensive, I've been seeing a few of those popping up on eBay lately. So far, they're going for at least 49-89 USD.
hello please can you tell me what you think of useing filter that are expired but still in sealed bags would you use them i know they would or may not work in a nbc but could you use them for crowd control or control gas used by police army thank you paul
I noticed a while ago, you corrected my edit in the gallery for the PRVU. Saying that it's either an ShM-41 or a PRV, and how the "ShM-41 being the military model of the GP-5 is the other way around", I think that's what you said, if memory serves. What exactly is the difference between the two masks? I don't really know much about "GP-5" mask variants.
Ah, so that makes a lot more sense to me now, I actually remember seeing some seller from Kazakhstan with ShM-41's on eBay, as it had the angled inlet, but for some reason they had it listed as an Rsh-4 (which is the designation of the ShMS, if I'm correct)
I did a bit more digging and it appears that the GP-5 was also designated as the ShM-62U, which would put the question of order to rest (and also raises the possibility that the number refers to the year of design).
As for the RSh-4, it's not too clear what RSh stands for, and I've seen a few conflicting uses of the designation.
Well that's really interesting. This actually makes even more sense to me now, with how the GP-5 has a shorter, and straight inlet port. Mainly, the "U' suffix in Russian designations translates to "Ukorochennyj" means shortened.
Maybe Rsh-4 could possibly be a translation error? Like how the PRVU was commonly mistaken as a PRWU, and ShMS was mistaken as an SChMS.
Oh, well now I know, I'll be sure to be take that into consideration. Then again, you know way more about this than I do. You're very knowledgable about Soviet/Russian masks I must say, you're more than welcome to tell me everything you know about them, lol.