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Primvs 12-14-2019 07:43 PM

Unissued Leather Cheek Rest
 
Can anyone give me an idea of what this is worth? It is still sealed.

I also have an unissued 1907 sling still sealed to go along with it.

Jakeroub 12-14-2019 08:12 PM

What year is stamped on it?

Primvs 12-14-2019 08:25 PM

It’s not dated but MRT marked

Jakeroub 12-14-2019 10:46 PM

Oh, interesting. I donít think I have seen that before, but then I havenít seen much compared to some other forum members. Hopefully one of them will chime in.

UncleBilly 12-14-2019 10:59 PM

if it's a genuine military there will be a tag in the sealed wrapper and will have a month and date under MRT, if it doesn't have a tag then it's a reproduction

https://i.imgur.com/FzPMzTO.jpg

M1Garandy 12-15-2019 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleBilly (Post 1894355)
if it's a genuine military there will be a tag in the sealed wrapper and will have a month and date under MRT, if it doesn't have a tag then it's a reproduction

https://i.imgur.com/FzPMzTO.jpg

I've got a repro cheek rest packaged just like that so packaging alone can't be used to determine authenticity IMO.

Primvs 12-15-2019 09:43 AM

It’s not a repro for sure there is a tag in the bag. As I mentioned, it came with a sling still in the issue packing too.

Turner Saddlery, Inc. 12-15-2019 12:10 PM

No date on either is going to be a problem.



Cathey Enterprises (AKA Hill Country Leather) a Gov't contractor, made the cheek pad as well as the M1907 Slings for the surplus/gun show market. Items were marked MRT, but no date. Cathey also included a white paper lable and a white slip of paper for each inside the poly bag that included nomenclature and a NSN.

Those made under contract were marked MRT and date stamped; however, none of these items were made of "Mildew Resistant Treated" (MRT) leather. Cathey used strap leather from South of the Border. Leather treated MRT is very expensive to tan and had fallen out of use by the mid 1960s, and the chemical fungicide used is highly toxic.


Richard


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