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    Sterling sling variation and origin?

    I have this well used Sterling sling which I picked up at a UK militaria fair last year and it is of a variation that I've not seen before. The material that it is made of is not like the usual webbing material but much smoother, more like denim. Is it UK origin or Britishicon Commonwealth, perhaps? Many thanks for any replies and help.
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    Personally, I would say that it is a worn or totally washed-out standard sling that's had a hard life in the tropics and faded as did everything! Used to find that everyone kept an old spare one in their kit somewhere as they were a versatile bit of kit. I'm not sure if these slings were made anywhere else. Maybe but who knows

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    Not one of ours for sure, I think too that it's just worn beyond recognition.
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    Ok thanks chaps.

    I didn't pay much for it. There was a pile of worn "Jungle-Green" Sterling slings which I went through to find several of the better ones. Then this one presented itself which seemed different to the rest and I did wonder if I had found something "unusual" for my collection of slings.

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    I've seen them made out of the ordinary coarse weave webbing, and out of the finer weave type used on the '44 webbing. And khaki ones, presumably for some Middle East customer.

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    Me too Mk.VII. I think it's one of the ones made from the finer weave webbing that is very well used but other than that, bog standard. I bought several nos khaki L2 slings from IMA at Knob Creek when I was still working the show there. They are made by Mills Equipment Company in 1956. I'd never seen them before in that color but they are really nice. I still have a few for posterity!


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