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    K98 Slings

    Did anyone ever produce a smooth K98icon sling?

    I picked one up today at a yard sale for 50 cents. Looks brand new and unissued. No markings anywhere, has a keeper has the leather on the underside of the metal buckle. Completely smooth exterior. No cross hatching, no parallel grooves on the sides.

    I'm assuming repro but for 50 cents, I'm not complaining. I'll stick it on one of my numerous Carcano's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    I'm assuming repro
    Well, a friend of mine made one for himself out of fittings and a piece of saddle skirt. Where there's one...
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    Lots of K98icon repos coming out of India. Not bad looking, but they are an obvious newly made sling.

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    M-48?

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    The Indian slings are Kar98kicon repos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOKED ON HISTORY View Post
    M-48?
    M48 slings don't have the slide buckle

    Quote Originally Posted by Calif-Steve View Post
    The Indian slings are Kar98kicon repos.
    The repros I've seen, and I have at least two, all have the cross hatching on the leather.

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    Smooth K98 Slings

    Various countries made smooth K98icon slings. Post-war Norwegianicon slings are smooth. I believe the slings they used on their K98's during German occupation were also smooth. I've also seen smooth post-war West German slings. It's possible you have an authentic sling.

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    Since it's possible it's authentic, here are some photos to try to make a determination. To me, it looks like it was never used. But the buckle and the sling keeper both look older than the rest of the sling. Perhaps it's possibly a refurbished sling using an older buckle.










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    That is not Indian to me. Post war, but done nicely.


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