Zippo lighter & partial box

Zippo lighter & partial box

Quick Overview

Iconic WWII Zippo windproof lighter with black crackle finish as coveted by all GI's. It still has half of its original box. These boxes are rare and hard to find. This is the three barrel hinge type which was produced as of 1943. During the war Zippo only produced lighters for the US Army (see photo of advertisement). These were made of steel with a black crackle finish to prevend rust. This finish wore off quick. This example still has about 95% of its finish. It has the chimney with 14 holes. Typically the lighter has a rounded top and bottom because of which it can't stand up. The markings on the bottom of the case are hardly visible due to the black finish. The markings on the insert are clear. The name 'Wally Mont' is scratched in the finish of the case. The original wick and cotton are still present. Currently the lighter isn't working but the mechanism is fine. Some cleaning, a new flint and lighter fluid may get the lighter to fire again. This is a nice personalized item and a 'must have' for the WWII US collection. It is also perfect for 'use in the field'.

Very good condition.

€ 325.00

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