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Fahlin Bearpaw Snowshoes - $140 (Brule)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Fahlin
model name / number: Bearpaw

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WWII Vintage Snowshoes
- highly collectable
- find unmodified examples online for $160 to $420 per pair, depending on condition
- original, unmodified with original bindings and webbing in superior condition, especially considering they are 80 years old

Bearpaw Snowshoes were commissioned by the government under strict specifications with select manufacturers. They were the only companies allowed to use rawhide since it was rationed during the war.
Elite troops from the 10th Mountain Division brought Bearpaw Snowshoes with them to Europe starting in December 1944. The snowshoes are stamped with "U.S." and the name of the manufacturer. They are made of ash wood, and rawhide.
The Fahlin Co. went bankrupt in 1950.
This pair is in very good to excellent condition, without reconditioning or modification.

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