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PMAN12094

The mask it’s self is dated 1996 along with all the parts on the mask also being dated 96. The tinted outserts are dated 1995. The manual is dated February 1994. I’m unsure of what the date is on the quick doff hood and carrier. I have not disassembled it since I do not have the tool to remove the from voice diafram above the outlet valve.

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PMAN12094
Just now, PMAN12094 said:

The mask it’s self is dated 1996 along with all the parts on the mask also being dated 96. The tinted outserts are dated 1995. The manual is dated February 1994. I’m unsure of what the date is on the quick doff hood and carrier. I have not disassembled it since I do not have the tool to remove the from voice diafram above the outlet valve.

Oops I forgot the pic. It’s now fixed sorry about the pic if it’s sideways.

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mohawkALSE

As stupid as it sounds, its very clutch to have that face form with it still.

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PMAN12094
2 hours ago, mohawkALSE said:

As stupid as it sounds, its very clutch to have that face form with it still.

I’m not sure how to even use it but one thing is for sure I’m not going to get rid of it they seem hard to come by these days.

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mohawkALSE
6 hours ago, PMAN12094 said:

I’m not sure how to even use it

It just pops right in the face mask on the face side and then you tighten the head straps around it to keep it in place.  Obviously these wouldn't be in the field if you are expected to don the mask fast, but when it storage and not being used they are a must.

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PMAN12094
31 minutes ago, mohawkALSE said:

It just pops right in the face mask on the face side and then you tighten the head straps around it to keep it in place.  Obviously these wouldn't be in the field if you are expected to don the mask fast, but when it storage and not being used they are a must.

Thanks for that info I had no idea how it was supposed to fit but now I know.

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PMAN12094

These were in the carrier I’m guessing it’s the names of who ever it was issued to

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PMAN12094
On 4/6/2021 at 7:46 PM, mohawkALSE said:

It just pops right in the face mask on the face side and then you tighten the head straps around it to keep it in place.  Obviously these wouldn't be in the field if you are expected to don the mask fast, but when it storage and not being used they are a must.

Is this the right way it goes in.

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mohawkALSE
13 hours ago, PMAN12094 said:

Is this the right way it goes in.

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No, looks upside down, that part at the top goes on the down side where the face cup area is.  Should basically stay flush inside the mask.

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3 hours ago, mohawkALSE said:

No, looks upside down, that part at the top goes on the down side where the face cup area is.  Should basically stay flush inside the mask.

That makes more sense I didn’t even notice I put it in wrong until you pointed it out I will definitely fix it 

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Rhscott

Much harder to sleep on this mask than the older M17 series……they made great pillows.

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PMAN12094

2 more sealed c2a1 filters the one can I might open since it has a few dents the other one isn’t too bad but has some paint chipping on it.

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mohawkALSE

Probably ok to just open it and use it for display etc.  There was actually a huge list of suspect lot numbers of bad canisters around the time frame that they would list in PS Magazine I believe it was.  

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MMB03B031-001 MMB03E035-007 MMB03G035-015 MMB03B033-001 MMB03E035-008 MMB03G035-016A MMB03C035-001 MMB03E035-009 MMB03G035-016B MMB03C035-002 MMB03E035-010 MMB03G035-017 MMB03C035-003 MMB03F035-011 MMB03H035-018 MMB03D035-004 MMB03F035-012 MMB03H035-019 MMB03D035-005 MMB03F035-013 MMB03H035-020 MMB03D035-006 MMB03G035-014 MMB04K035-060

"Any canister with these lot numbers but marked with a “T” is still usable. The “T”, which will be stenciled large on the canister, indicates the canister has been retested and is safe to use. All other canisters with these lot numbers should be used only for training and mask confidence exercises using CS and CN tear gas, but not for training with live agents."

 

 

Looks like that very 1st one in the list is the 1 on your second can.

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