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Old 12-15-2019, 12:10 PM
Turner Saddlery, Inc. Turner Saddlery, Inc. is offline
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Clay, Alabama
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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.

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