N004285 SA/POLITICAL M34 BACKPACK. (Tornister M34)
BACKGROUND: The M34 backpack was based on the Prussian model 1885 and the Reichswehr era M1907/13 backpacks with minor variations and was officially introduced on November 1ST 1934. Of Note: These M34 packs were to be replaced with the M1939 back pack, that was introduced along with the combat Y-straps on April 18TH 1939, but the transition was never fully accomplished and the M34 packs were manufactured through-out the war in limited quantities. During the war the early M34 and M39 "pony fur" backpacks were found to be too expensive and time consuming to produce which resulted in the production of a wide variety of less expensive canvas construction combat rucksacks and backpacks.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tan/brown drab, water resistant, heavy canvas construction pack with the top opening flap. The pack is roughly, 31cm tall, and 34cm wide, with 4cm deep side panels. The fold back top opening flap has four horizontal leather loop straps. All straps and buckles look complete. Faded RZM oilcloth tag and the straps are nicely RZM marked. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear.
GRADE **** PRICE $179.00
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