RARE SOVIET HORSE GAS MASK / COLD WAR CAVALRY ORIGINAL WITH WOODEN BOX Really good and very rare horse gas mask. This is a very rare nice original relic WWII / Cold War Soviet Red Army horse gas mask. This horse gas mask is very similar in design to the WWII version, probably used also at the end of WWII. Like most horse respirators, this mask was probably used in conjunction with a gas proof cape and leggings.
The mask fit over the horse's snout, and was then strapped to the animal's head via a series of belts. Used by Soviet / Red Army Cavalry soldier during WWII / Cold War. In mint condition, Very rare and unique relic WWII / Cold War to you collection.
Update Gas masks come from Bialystok where in 1944 soviet stables were built when they ,, liberated,, Western Poland. Bought them from an old man whose father was taking care of the horses. He didn't even know where this stables exactly were, he knew that from his father who took care of them when after IIWW role of cavalry has significantly changed. For all this time they were kept in his attic. In few boxes there is still some millet and hay.
I paid him more than he wanted. Some are still packed in plumbed boxes. Some part are rusted a little bit. Beautiful part of history, for private collections, museums or further resale. Do not need to be refurbished, they look like time had stopped for them.
Most fragile part- springs in googles in perfect condition and stretch nicely. The same with the rest of the kit. The item "Very rare vintage Soviet horse gas mask WW2" is in sale since Thursday, December 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Surplus/ Equipment\Gas Masks".
The seller is "beastoree" and is located in Newport. This item can be shipped worldwide.