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    Some Sterling sling variations

    This one is, unusually, in the khaki webbing and made by Mills in 1956. CR119 was the part number, later superseded by the NSN.
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    this is the most common type and is marked with the NSN 1005-99-961-8468.
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    This type was made at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1959 from the thinner 1944 pattern webbing.
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    This one was made by M Wright & Sons in 1958
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk VII View Post
    This type was made at the Woolwich Arsenal in 1959
    Is it the "R L" that denotes Woolwich Arsenal or something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    "R L"
    Royal Laboratories...?
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    I am inclined to think so.



    Here is one made from a converted Sten sling. These remained in the inventory into the 1980s.



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    I think that the blue/grey sling is an RAF issue. Yes, really......... The RAF had this colour webbing until the late 70's when questions were asked why........., when they fought on exactly the same terrain as the Army. That included vehicles too. So thereafter this nonsense ceased and the RAF went from stupid to sensible - and started to use khaki vehicles and webbing

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