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US M1940 Indentification Necklace Early GI Dog Tag Chain

M1940 dog tag chain set.

Officially called "M1940 Identification tag necklace" these where the chains issued with the dog tags at the beginning of world war two, later on in 1944 the US Army changed to the beaded (sometimes ball) style dog tag chain.

These early war dog tag chains where introduced in 1940, before then the dog tags where issued with a cord.

The replica US M1940 dog tag chain has all the features of the original including the individual links on the chain and the special twin hooked catch to hold the dog tag on the chain.

These are essential for the correct look on your early war impression. These are easy to replace the beaded chain on your dog tags.

M1940 identification necklace chain features:

  • Chain is made from individual links.
  • The long chain forms a loop by the two ends being connected to a small metal loop.
  • The short chain connects to the small metal loop on the long chain and on the other end of the short chain is another small metal loop.
  • The two special twin hook fasteners which the discs fit onto are attached to the small metal loops. One twin hook fastener on each small metal loop.
  • Issued between 1940 and 1943. 
  • Includes a paper envelope which has full instructions printed on the front, just like the originals.


Price is for the M1940 chain and does not include any identification discs.


£9.99
£8.32 EXC VAT

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M1940 dog tag chain set.

Officially called "M1940 Identification tag necklace" these where the chains issued with the dog tags at the beginning of world war two, later on in 1944 the US Army changed to the beaded (sometimes ball) style dog tag chain.

These early war dog tag chains where introduced in 1940, before then the dog tags where issued with a cord.

The replica US M1940 dog tag chain has all the features of the original including the individual links on the chain and the special twin hooked catch to hold the dog tag on the chain.

These are essential for the correct look on your early war impression. These are easy to replace the beaded chain on your dog tags.

M1940 identification necklace chain features:

  • Chain is made from individual links.
  • The long chain forms a loop by the two ends being connected to a small metal loop.
  • The short chain connects to the small metal loop on the long chain and on the other end of the short chain is another small metal loop.
  • The two special twin hook fasteners which the discs fit onto are attached to the small metal loops. One twin hook fastener on each small metal loop.
  • Issued between 1940 and 1943. 
  • Includes a paper envelope which has full instructions printed on the front, just like the originals.


Price is for the M1940 chain and does not include any identification discs.

Brand: Kay Canvas
Material: Metal
Weight: 20 grams
Service: Array
Insignia Type: Dog Tag
Insignia Use: Array