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closeup of a metal part

 

(by the way the first picture is the most accurate portrayal of the leather color (a standard brown). The other pictures make it look darker than it really is.

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Looks like a standard M1907 leather sling to me. It was used on M1903's, M1917's, M1 Garands. M14's, Combat Shotguns, and just about any other military rifle with sling swivels from the WWI era and beyond.

 

David Albert

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closeup of a metal part

 

(by the way the first picture is the most accurate portrayal of the leather color (a standard brown). The other pictures make it look darker than it really is.

 

THe color can flutcuate and vary a lot depending on its use over the years.Often the color under the slides or other protected areas is most closely to what it looked like originally when new.


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THe color can flutcuate and vary a lot depending on its use over the years.Often the color under the slides or other protected areas is most closely to what it looked like originally when new.

 

That makes sense. I can't seem to find the markings anywhere (perhaps they will show up after treating the leather). What throws me off is here are the adjusters for a confirmed M1907 sling. They aren't quite the same. But I do agree with you though.

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What rifle do you suppose this sling goes to?

 

 

The sling in question is NOT a M1907 sling. It's aftermarket. Probably '50-'60's.

 

M1907 slings have three rivets, not two.

 

I have one on my sporter. It fit the period of rifle/scope I used.

 

 

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The sling in question is NOT a M1907 sling. It's aftermarket. Probably '50-'60's. M1907 slings have three rivets, not two.

 

Yup. Gotta agree with Mike. This sling is not USGI. The other telltale sign is that there are metal fasteners on the keepers. The keepers on genuine M1907 slings are sewn.

 

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I should have looked at this more closely prior to my initial response. At first glance, it looked like an M1907 sling, but in hindsight, it definitely is not.

 

Kudos to Mike D and Charlie Flick for their correct assessments....

 

David Albert

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NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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