Shovels since the war differ from this only by stamps. This shovel can be used in reenactment. Made after the war (1980-s).
Weight 740 g.
The shovel of this design (the handle is secured by two screws on the side) was introduced in 1942 Before that time, the Red army used a shovel with crimp ring on the handle. The shovel has a name MPL-50. 50 is the length of the shovel in centimeters, not the year of production, and the MPL is "malaya pekhotnaya lopata" (small infantry shovel).