Original U.S. WWII Army M1940’s Mountain Backpack - Rucksack with Frame & waist belt Hinson MFG. CO.



Item Description

Original Item: Only 2 Available. This is a very good condition U.S. Army Mountain Backpack - Rucksack with a metal frame, officially designated specification  This was one of several designs developed  in order to provide a better pack solution for mountain troops. The standard combat rigging haversacks were unfortunately insufficient for carrying the amount of gear needed when there were no vehicles to carry supplies. As such they designed these metal frame packs The metal frame itself measures about 17 1/2" wide x 21" tall x 6" deep, so once fully loaded this was a large pack indeed. This pack was manufactured by Hinson as marked on the inside of the top.

This pack is in very good condition, and as far as we can tell is complete and functional. There is some light wear and discoloration in the OD Green Canvas, but nothing major. The leather straps and fittings do show some

age and cracking, which is to be expected.


This is a great chance to pick up a very nice example of this U.S. Army mountain backpack. Ready to display! 

Collections: Vintage Militaria

Category: Mountain ruck, WW2


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