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    Correct Bren canvas sling ?

    Was the Bren canvas sling much longer than the standard No4 rifle sling ?


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    Peter do you the length of the Bren sling ? I have seen Bren slings listed for sale, but they look like No.4 slings with hooks added .

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    I don't know off hand. I'll come back tomorrow unless someone wants to come in beforehand

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    Does 58" sound right?

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    One which I have and was sold to me as being for Bren, with a hook at each end, and without undoing each end works out at about 54" long.

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    There's quite a bit of info here, the lengths seem to vary just a bit by a couple inches... https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=38139
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    Yes, the length of Bren slings does seem to vary by a few inches. But noticeably longer than the rifle sling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    But noticeably longer
    Very easily seen too...it's not one of those things that you can mistake.
    Regards, Jim

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    You're rigtht BAR! You'd notice it if you were carrying a Bren with a rifle sling with said Bren up around your neck! The very best idea was to simply use the L7/GPMG sling. I'm not sure whether this was ever an approved thing but it certainly had some tacit approval from, well.......somewhere! Because if you ordered the od Bren sling on the part number it came back as NLA (=no longer available) - no dues out. Re-order using the GPMG C1 part number. I did it for my sons school Cadet Force L4's and got them 6 or so.

    I did try to get L42 slings for their target rifle shooting team and the school WO got a snotygram back telling him that the demand had been blocked due to unit cost - of £100+ each!

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