Listing is for a American Lightweight Optical Gas Mask. The American Lightweight Optical Gas Mask was a specialty variant of mask used by those that were required to use optical devices such as recon.
Troops or officers with binoculars, artillery / mortar units / sharpshooters to properly use the sights and so on. The design started during WWII but never changed much; both the WWII and Korean War era masks are the same design of facepiece, only the front assembly and head harness were changed to more modern technology. The Lightweight Optical was a common issue mask as obviously those positions are very plentiful during a war but for some unknown reason they're a abnormally difficult to find mask today, especially compared to other masks of the era.
Even some models of masks from the same area that seen a fraction of the production numbers are easier to find. Comes from a Smoke-Free and Pet-Free home.
Feel free to ask questions! General Note to ALL military and related items: Military surplus / vintage items may have some minor scuffs, scratches and/or marks not mentioned in the listing and may be slightly dusty/dirty. This does include'new' /'unissued' item as the military/government tends to transport items around a lot and they could've been stored for an extensive period. It's your responsibility to know your custom laws. The item "American Korean-War Lightweight Optical Gas Mask, Unissued + Face Form VTG NOS" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "bojarski77" and is located in Eugene, Oregon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.