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    What sling do you use on your rifles?

    Just curious on how many keep their rifles historically accurate or use a different sling on their rifles? I tend to vary depending on the rifle... Most I keep accurate to the rifle and period but some I depart rather dramatically. My 1903a4 close sports a M1907 sling and my Russianicon and Finnishicon Mosinís have correct slings, but my K31icon has a modern Magpul sling. For my Lee Enfield No4ís I have one with the correct canvas sling which Iíve found is really good when using the sling as a shooting aide, but my other two I have reproduction leather slings more common to WWI... I just like the look better.

    Anyway, just curious what people have on their rifles?

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    I kept an issue sling on mine as much as possible. I never used my 1907 slings for shooting so there was no worry about breaking them. I had newer ones from the '60s that usually served well. The canvas slings were not a problem to obtain though.
    Regards, Jim

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    My various No.4's have standard wedding slings, although one has the longer Bren webbing sling, and my Fulton Regulated No.4 wears a M1907 style sling.
    No1Mk111 has webbing sling
    P14 has M1907 style sling
    L42 look-a-like has M1907 style sling (i believe its a Brownells repro)
    When competing in Service Rifle comps in my part of the world, your expected to have "as issued" style to suit your particular rifle/s
    and for no other reason than i had them laying around, my sporter .22 wears a Nagant sling and sporter .223 has M1907 style sling

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    37 pattern on my No4, No5 and L1A1's and a lovely 1916 dated Leather Cole Brothers sling on my 1917 SMLE.

    Leather M1907 on my Springfield and a modern Israel Army sling on my AR.

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    1944 dated web sling on my No.5
    Repro M1907 on my No.4T (original to rifle sling stays in the transit chest)
    Repro leather K98icon/MP44 sling on my GSG StG.44, and on my Noggie capture K98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeRam View Post
    1944 dated web sling on my No.5
    Repro M1907 on my No.4T (original to rifle sling stays in the transit chest)
    Repro leather K98icon/MP44 sling on my GSG StG.44, and on my Noggie capture K98.
    1944 dated web sling on my No.5 ... Snap!

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    slings

    My BSA 1906 1*** has an early leather sling, can not quite make out the date.

    My early three digit Colt SP1 semi auto has the original color sling

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    1916 Lithgowicon has a 1916 Wrights Black sling (Not Blanco'ed) which I believe is period correct I had a tan 1916 Wrights but put that away I do not use this rifle.
    My T has a repro 1907 sling, 1 No.4 my shooter has a 1907 repro my MkIII's have date correct web my spare No.4 has this ghastly plasticky thing like a 1907 that I brought which is too short (for my long arms) and destined for the back of a dark cupboard
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    I use standard webbing sling on all. On a few of them they are only attached by the front /stacking swivel so that I can use them for stability when shooting. Actually they work quite well round the upper arm if you keep them tight.


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