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    Experimental Sniper Sling.

    In Peter Laidlericon's book "An Armourer's Perspective" he shows the Experimental Sling made by the Mills Equipment Co (MECO). I know that people have posted before asking where to find one and the impression I get is they are in the hens teeth bracket, so I decided to have a go at making up one for myself.
    The hardest part, once I had sourced all the correct parts was sewing it together by hand, going through up to four layers of webbing was not the easiest of jobs but with a sharp bradawl and a bit of patience it was done.
    The finished article is not perfect or exactly to the dimensions given in Peters book as I had to use the standard No4 sling and not the longer 46 inch Bren gun sling that was used in the original.
    I now await the opportunity to try it out at the range, whenever that may be
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    Marvellous effort Paul.........but you could have saved yourself a lot of hard work. There's a chap selling faithful copies in the US. I have several currently awaiting release from the Coventry postal hub following payment of import duties! Regardless, though, yours looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    There's a chap selling faithful copies in the US. I have several currently awaiting release from the Coventry postal hub following payment of import duties! Regardless, though, yours looks great
    Hi Roger, please post pictures when you get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    Marvellous effort Paul.........but you could have saved yourself a lot of hard work. There's a chap selling faithful copies in the US. I have several currently awaiting release from the Coventry postal hub following payment of import duties! Regardless, though, yours looks great.
    Roger, if you don't mind me asking - I think I've come across the same so before I try and contact the vendor I was wondering was the chap in the US happy to send them directly to you or did they have to come via a US friend?

    Thanks, Kevin

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    I’ve got 2 on order from the States and waiting for them to arrive, gone for a new and also aged sling

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    Hi Kevin. He was happy to post directly to the UKicon.

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    Does this guy have a website to order via, or some other means?

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    Try: Rifle Accessories, Pistol Accessories, Silencers, Scope Mounts | MFIAP

    I actually got Mike's details off here. Someone posted a thread about the slings about six or eight weeks ago.

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    This thread?
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=70374&page=1

    Also, what I presume are the same slings on Gunbroker, not that that helps you chaps overseas from the US much:

    WWII British Enfield T Sniper Experimental Sling - Other Rifle Accessories Parts at GunBroker.com : 862600652

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    WWII British Enfield T Sniper Experimental Sling (Battle Worn) - Other Rifle Accessories Parts at GunBroker.com : 868509218



    Also swear I saw one supposed original for a few hundred on gunbroker awhile back.
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