This sled was not mislabeled,
just inaccurately described when the seller wrote "SLED SEEMS COMPLETE
... IN VERY GOOD CONDITION." It is a 1943
U.S. Army sled officially called a "Sled-Toboggan, Convertible." It
was designed and adopted in 1943 to be pulled by four men. It was not
dog sled. An
version of the sled was developed in 1945 and used into the 1950s.
The problem with this early version of the sled is that the main deck
has been cut in half. A complete deck is 88 inches long, just a little
shorter than the runner. This sled would be a great source of parts
but it would be impossible to restore the thin plywood deck.
Because these sleds are too large to be shipped by the usual carriers
(UPS, USPS, etc), they must be sent by truck, which is expensive. Make
sure you are getting what you want when you buy one of these sleds.