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Trigger Finger Mitten Shells

The trigger finger mitten shells are to be worn with or without the wool/nylon mitten inserts and in areas too cold for leather gloves and not sufficiently cold for arctic mittens.

trigger finger mitten shell and insertfigure 1. trigger finger mitten shell and insert

Description of Item

The mitten shell (fig. 1, no. 2) is slip-on style with trigger finger (fig. 1, no. 5). It has an elastic webbing and tape loop for suspension cord at the cuff opening (fig. 1, no. 6) and an adjustable wrist strap (fig. 1, no. 3) and a loop for stowing the trigger finger (fig. 1, no. 4) on the back of the mitten shell. The back of the thumb, hand, and trigger finger down to the cuff of the mitten is lined with insulation for added protection.

Materials Used

The leather on the palm is saddle brown deerskin. The fabric on the back of hand, fingers, thumb, and front and back of mitten is wind-resistant, water-repellent cotton and nylon. The insulating material for the back of thumb, hand, and trigger finger, down to the cuff of the mitten, is polyester batting.

Specifications

Instruction

  • "Mitten Matters". PS Magazine, Issue 623, Oct. 2004, p. 54-56. [pdf]
  • FM 31-70. 1959. Chapter 2.

Nomenclature

  • MITTEN-SHELLS, TRIGGER FINGER, M-1948
  • MITTEN-SHELLS (TRIGGER FINGER, M-1951)
  • MITTEN SHELLS, COLD WEATHER (TRIGGER FINGER M-1965)

Logistics

  • Olive Green 107; LIN: M53240
    • Medium: 8415-00-926-1526, replacing 8415-00-199-5409
    • Large: 8415-00-926-1527, replacing 8415-00-199-5408, 8415-00-160-7202
  • UCP
    • Medium: 8415-01-527-4969
    • Large: 8415-01-527-4971