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    USGI web sling?

    I bought the below pictured sling off of Gunbroker as a curiosity. The seller (I believe) thought it was a USGI item, but I'm skeptical. For one thing, by 1991 I'm pretty sure that "NSN" had replaced the old "FSN" designation (replacement actually started in 1974). The NSN/FSN actually translates to a web sling, but I'm doubtful if the US military bought many (if any) in desert tan. "SANDCO" is the name of a few existing companies, but it's unknown if they made rifle slings.

    It's a actually a perfectly functional sling, but I hesitate to call it genuine. Or can anyone confirm otherwise?



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    That one was made in 4/91...gulf war one... Is it supposed to be an M1icon sling?

    I suspect this is what you have there... https://www.amazon.com/Sports-Garand.../dp/B0094DXOY8
    Regards, Jim

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    I question the 4/91 date also. As I said, I bought it as a curiosity in the belief that it's just a facsimile of an actual military contractor sling, with attendant label markings also. Nice attempt, though.

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    They also produce the labels for authenticity...simple printed matter. I think it's just what the ad suggests, for interested parties, not the real thing.

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