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USMC Rifle Slings General Order 1920


Alec
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Okay- who would have thought it was not until General Order No. 39 (Series 1920) that the Marine Corps did not adopt the leather sling as standard until November 20, 1920.

 

Gotta love digging up this info. Already an interesting tidbit that will be in the next print of Equipping the Corps Vol. 1 reprint

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so what did they use prior to 1920.....the Kerr sling?

 

Greg

 

Yes see page 146 of my new book for a pic of a Marine with a Kerr on an M1903. Will add this info to reprint of book. I am sure the leather sling was used more than the kerr sling, but as always not a priority to make it standard until it actually was really the standard in use.

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