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M31 Rucksack



 
Price: $99.99



Product Code: GRBRUCK


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New, imported version of the German M31 Rucksack, made with our patterns. These are made with heavy linen canvas, black leather fittings, khaki inside pocket, zinc grommets, and RB number markings. These are not the fruity repros made with bronze grommets, purple shoulder straps and nylon drawcords you can find elsewhere.

German troops were initially issued Tornister (fur flap) packs in basic training. Later in the War, that overly complex pack began to be replaced by a larger, more practical model- the M31. Based on the M31 Mountain Pack, this rucksack was designed to be attached to the Y-straps. It's design is simple yet effective- one large compartment, with an internal pocket and 2 outer pockets. D-rings and loops are provided on the outside to attach other equipment.

Shoulder Straps: We have now have two different style of "field made" shoulder straps- there were no "issue" straps for these. Troops and unit cobblers made numerous styles of "field made" shoulder straps- often they were converted Y-straps (web or leather), breadbag straps, or other carrying straps sewn or riveted to make them work.



Some original variations


Markings and color of small leather fittings may vary.

Imported

Exclusively an ATF product: These M31 Rucksacks are exclusive to ATF. There are other companies that offer reproduction German rucksacks, but they are not the same product.

Washing Instructions: DO NOT WASH RUCKSACKS! If it gets muddy, spray it off with a hose or let the mud dry and then brush it off. If you use a washer or God forbid a dryer- the leather parts will fossilize and shrivel.