1942 C.A. Lund Vintage Military Snowshoes
c. 1942 – 20th century
Wood, Babiche, Copper (nails)
58”l x 10 5/16”w x 10"h
© Vintage Winter
A great pair of C.A. Lund Company 10th Mountain Division Trail Snowshoes. These are marked and made by the C.A. Lund Company of Hastings MINN U.S.A., one of four companies that were producing snowshoes for the war. They are also stamped with dates of c. 1942 and the military serial numbers, 1602 and 1639. Old orange paint was used to signify the previous owners initials. A wonderful pop of color to a historic set of snowshoes.
Most WWII snowshoes were made to exacting military contract specifications which allowed supply sergeants the flexibility to issue sets without matching up exact serial numbers. That said we tend to see the majority of old war era vintage wooden snowshoes without matching numbers.