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MRT, Mildew Resistant Treatment


MattOravik
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I just bought a web sling for my garand and it looks like a WWII sling (khaki, flat buckle..) but the marking are very faded. To me it looks like it says MRT and somewthing under that. Is this a WWII maker? It doesn't really matter right now. I just needed something other than my repro leather piece of junk.

 

-Matt.

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Greg Robinson
MRT stands for Mildew Resistant Treatment which, I believe, was done in the 1950s.

 

I've seen items stamped as mildew treated as early as 1945.

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I have seen MRT marked items that were marked with the manufacturer and date plus the later MRT and date of application. I believe the sling in the photo is a WW2 vintage piece. It has the narrow buckle and flat keeper. The MRT treatment could have been appplied in the '50s.

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I believe the sling in the photo is a WW2 vintage piece. It has the narrow buckle and flat keeper. The MRT treatment could have been appplied in the '50s.

 

Doughboy is correct, it is the earlier canvas sling circa 1943. I think the hump style keeper came out in about 1944, Ray

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