This huge horse-drawn sled is great for hauling game, firewood, or any other heavy loads in a snowy environment. It’s in new, beautiful condition and was never issued during World War II. It may be vintage or antique, but it was made to last!
We were told these were Swedish Military supply sleds. However, the stamp on the bottom reads, “Eidgenössische Konstruktions Werkstätte THUN No. 24830 1944”. This is German for ‘Swiss Federal Construction Works’ and indicates they were made in Thun, Switzerland in 1944.
So we are not sure if we were misinformed or if the Swiss sold these specific sleds to the Swedes. Either way, both Sweden and Switzerland were neutral countries during World War II. To protect their borders, they used horse-drawn sleds to transport heavy loads of ammunition, food and supplies to remote outposts in winter.
Horse-Drawn Sled Details
- Construction: Hand-crafted
- Materials: Dense hardwood and steel
- Deck Width: 32-1/2″
- Length: 6′6″ (includes runners)
- Box Size: 29″ x 52″ long
- Poles: 10′5″ (2 bolts connect poles to sled for horse hookup)
Military Antique Sled Components
- Cargo sled
- 1 wood divider (removable)
- 2 poles for horse hookup
- 1 built-in covered storage section
- All hardware included
It goes without saying, horse not included! (Ok, we just said it.)