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 Post subject: can't find any filters online
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:01 pm 
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hello, I have a British mk2 gas mask (I think that's it) and cannot find and filters for use online :( please help


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 Post subject: Re: can't find any filters online
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That is indeed a Mk2 Light Anti-Gas Respirator (or LAG, as some shorten it to). The LAG has a now obsolete 60mm inlet thread, and many filters with this thread (including the one originally issued with this mask) contain asbestos. There's a few options, depending on what you want to do:
  • Obtain a historic filter, but keep it safely sealed
  • Obtain a 60mm-40mm converter, and use this with safe modern filters
  • Use a 60mm filter believed to be safe, such as a late-production Finnish M61 filter

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