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1944 U.S. M2-10-6 Army Lightweight Optical Mask Restoration


DukeNougat3d
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And for now, this is the finished result. Unfortunately, hand-riveting the harness buckle tabs did not turn out well, so I'm going to sit on it and wait to acquire an arbor press and have a custom bench die machined for setting the rivet caps without warping, damage, or inconsistencies. But aside from the head harness not being fixed to the mask just yet, this restoration was totally successful.

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  • 8 months later...

Seems black plastic was used for this example:

I would imagine the black plastic diaphragms are less common, since the grey ones can also be found on the M3 diaphragm masks.....The black ones probably being unique to these optical masks....

 

Did you find your mask on ebay?......There was a boxed one from a French vendor on there some time ago.....Nice outfit by the way, and thanks for posting, Bodes

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