C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration
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C. 1945 Swiss Army Bicycle for Restoration

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This c. 1945 Swiss Army MO-05 (Ordonnanzfahrrad Modell 05) "The Savoy" bicycle is a very rare find!  The frame is in good condition and doesn't appear to be bent or damaged. The bike includes wheels, frame, fenders, original Swiss symbol rear plate, front frame badge with 'The Savoy' (the maker of the bike), rear wheel lock, front hand brake, rear coaster brake, bell, tire pump, trapezoidal leather frame bag, and the leather tool bag for under the seat. 

The bicycle is partial, but ready for restoration. Please note, it is missing the left pedal and the crankset (shaft and rod for the left side), but it includes the sprocket and right pedal. Also, please note, it is missing the original leather saddle seat and tires (see photos). 

The way we've identified the age is by the rear hub which is specifically dated to assembly in 1945. The hub shows, "50 Millionen / 1904-1940 / (Eagle logo) / 45 (year assembled), M / Torpedo / System Sachs / <DRP>."  The ubiquitous Sachs 'Torpedo' hub is used on hundreds of millions of bicycles around the world and is well documented. 

This will be an amazing project to restore or refurb a very interesting piece of Swiss history! This particular model of bicycle was produced for the Swiss Army from 1905 to 1989 when it was replaced by a more modern mountain style bike. 

Dimensions:

40" High x 72" Long x 21" Wide

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