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Correct sling for the M1917 Eddystone

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by carbine85, Jul 21, 2013.

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  1. carbine85

    carbine85 Member

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    Which sling(s) is considered correct for the Eddystone rifles? Pictures and markings appreciated if you guys have them. From what I can tell it appears that several types are correct.
     
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    The most common I believe was the M1907 leather sling, though there was a web sling called the Kerr. My M1917 has a M1907 sling on it. Several places sell repros; if you want an original, bring $$ and watch out for fakes.
     
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    sling choise

    i have a kerr on my edystone .:) these are the best pictures i could take
     

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    Is that an original sling? Looks new.
     
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    The slings that were approved for use on the M1917 were:

    WWI
    M1907 Leather Sling
    M1917 Kerr Sling

    Pre-WWI
    M1907
    M1917
    M1923 Web Sling

    WWII
    M1907
    M1917
    M1923
    M1 Web sling

    Most M1917 Rifles have been observed with either the M1907 or the M1917 sling, but any of the above would be considered "Correct"


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  7. saitek

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    sling

    it is one i picked up at a gun show year's ago .it looked like a nos sling .
     
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