H000471 M1929 TENT PEG. (Zeltpflock)

BACKGROUND: Along with the standard issue M31 Zeltbahn, (Quarter shelter/poncho), each soldier was also equipped with tenting accessories that consisted of the M1892 tent rope, the three piece M1901 breakdown tent pole, and two M1929 tent pegs enabling the individual to utilize his Quarter shelter with others to form a tent. Normally these tenting accessories would be carried in the individual's backpack or rucksack although there was a specially designed carrying bag for these items that was issued on a limited basis. The early issue tent pegs were constructed of metal or metal alloy's while later production tent pegs were generally manufactured in molded bakelite, plastic impregnated wood or plain wood.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 26cm long, injection molded, natural aluminum alloy construction, issue M1929 pattern tent peg. The tent peg features a rounded obverse and a hollowed reverse with a central raised, vertical, reinforcement spine. The tent peg has a trapezoidal shaped top headpiece with a vertically oval, guide rope, cut-out and a pointed bottom tip. The guide rope is absent. The tent peg is well marked on the headpiece with the impressed manufacturer's initials and date, "GA 40".

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $35.00

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