Need Some Military-Issue Gas Masks? Because Dallas County Has a Whole Lot It Can't Use.

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Dallas County/Lone Star Auctioneers
Opening bid on these babies is $5 ... for the whole lot.
'Round the office we spent the last little while debating what we could do with 75 M17AZ gas masks, which Dallas County put up for auction this morning. Fetish club apparel? Food critic disguise? HYDRA Halloween costumes? Right now they're goin' for cheap: $5 opening bid for the whole lot, but that's with two full weeks left to go. I called 'round to some of the local Army Navy stores, and word is the classic mask -- originally issued by the Army in the late 1950s and updated shortly after -- goes for around $40, $50 apiece in good condition. So, something to keep an eye on, even if they're not intended for use by civilians. Like that'll stop you.
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Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger

I had a gas mask when I was in college.  It came in very useful for parties, various photo shoots and student films, and when my roommate lit up his 14th or 15th joint of the day.  Really, they're more useful than you can ever imagine.

Doug in DFW
Doug in DFW

Throw in Gale's notebook & you've got a deal!

Ed D.
Ed D.

"Are you my mummy?"

elbueno
elbueno

You beat me to it! WHOVIANS!!

Phelps
Phelps

FWIW, the M17A2 (AZ has to be a typo) was the last version made in the 70s.  The cheek filters can be hard to find (no indication if this lot has them or not) and are very hard to replace safely in a contaminated environment.  

On the other hand, I'm tempted to buy them anyways.

NewsDog
NewsDog

Do we want to know, or care to speculate, why the county had 75 of these? Why only 75 and not more? If there were more what happened to the rest? Where is the equity? Where is the fical responsibility?  Better get Jim on it.

NewsDog
NewsDog

That was supposed to be fiscal, but since this is Dallas County fecal works just as well.  

Nick R.
Nick R.

Swag for music awards?

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