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M1842 musket sling


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What are the specified dimensions for the sling for the US M1842 musket. I have found the specified length to be 44" but the width is in doubt. The swivels are larger than on CW rifle muskets - 1 3/8" vs. 1 1/4" - so is the original 1842 sling 1 3/8" as indicated by the swivel width? I'd expect that CW period manufactured slings would be of the then standard 1 1/4" and perhaps cut to the 44" length, but I'd like to know what the original specified width was for the 42 musket (M1839 sling).

 

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Gerry

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