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    Corect sling for carcano M1891 rifle?

    So i could not find any clear picture or clear answer about what is the corect sling model for a Carcano 1891 rifle.

    Found this one advertised as late 1800s italian sling, would this be corect?

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    The problem with slings is a lot of different types were used over the years and as they are leather and have a tendency to rot if not stored properly they get separated from the rifles.

    To the best of my knowledge, that sling is not Italianicon. It looks like a Spanish Mauser sling for the 1916 model.

    The most correct Italian sling for the M1891 will not have a buckle. It will have two brass or steel studs (similar to what you see at the bottom of the above sling). The lower end will have a short loop, the upper end will have a longer loop that you can adjust by moving the stud to different holes. Other acceptable slings would include a later type buckle sling with "ears" and a center pin, these are more commonly seen on TS and other shorter models. And for WWII, the German K98icon style sling minus the keeper.

    The early most proper sling is a close copy of the Veterli sling, so if you can find a photo of that, it will help you out in looking for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    The most correct Italianicon sling for the M1891 will not have a buckle. It will have two brass or steel studs (similar to what you see at the bottom of the above sling).
    Like a yugo M24/47 sling?

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    I don't think so. I believe the correct M24/47 sling is tapered on the one end. You're looking for a sling wide enough to fit the swivels. Kind of like this one only the end with multiple holes is longer. This is an early Swissicon repro.

    http://www.madsterz.com/productmad.php?modelno=651BR

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    Found this, first one look pretty mitch like what you are talking about

    italy

    Is it me or are italian sling are like unicorn? Can't seem to find any

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    Slings for just about everybody have dried up lately. Just a year or two ago I could pick up a "new" rifle, do a quick search on ebay and have it's correct sling on the way. Had a nightmare of a time the other day finding Spanish slings for less than $30. I eventually did but it wasn't easy. Carcano slings dried up about three years ago. I tend to grab a repro K98icon sling for any of the short rifles I get today. SA marked slings were pretty common for a while but they are gone also and wouldn't be correct for an 1891.

    If you want an original sling, just be patient and do a daily search on ebay for them. One will most likely eventually show up. Just be prepared to pay roughly $60 for one.


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