M38 Gasmask with M38 Canister (Gasmaske M38 mit Blechbüchse ) complete with a pair of Klarscheiben, short strap and the long carrying strap. All German Army personnel were issued with a gasmask, carrying canister and accessories and were required to have readily available at all times. Fear of the potential use of chemical warfare agents made of gasmask and canister a constant companion of the German soldier through out the war. The M38 gasmasks were produced in a black rubber. This is a M38 mask example with a 'FE41' type filter and ''byd'' maker. The M38 canister is frn 42 marked and dated 1944, the canister is named and a number has been painted on , hight of canister is 28 cm. The canister is complete with both long and short carrying straps, complete with all parts, see photos. Nice original gasmask set in very good condition!