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Old 05-11-2011, 07:33 AM
aj98 aj98 is offline
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I bought a couple for my Bavarians.

As with the others, nice quality leather. Manufacturer marks are clear.
One of mine has someones name handwritten on the inside.

PITA to install due to the thickness of the leather.
Since they are slotted for buttons, not a slide, adjustment is limited.
But as a LH shooter, they work fine for me.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:35 AM
Craftsman Craftsman is offline
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Originally Posted by thomasmorton21 View Post
Yes; get a half dozen, I did, Different colors and textures so I could match them up with my Austrians and Bavarians. Only thing is, they're thick and hard to get around the oiler.
I think I remember reading the Austrians didn't use them with our standard oilers. They used a wood dowel instead. Wonder if Mr. O has a container full, of "NOS Austrian Hardwood Dowels"?
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:26 PM
T38Carbine T38Carbine is offline
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I bought several...great quality and value. They were a bit snug...I used needle nose pliers to grab the tip as I fed it thought over the oiler. Nice and easy...took my time. I really like the way it feels when you have the carbine slung.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:35 PM
hugh.sutherland hugh.sutherland is offline
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I got one of the adjustable versions for my Bavarian police. I use a wooden dowel that is slightly smaller than an oiler and it works just like a standard oiler. Looks good and is a nice piece of history.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Don in SC Don in SC is offline
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HI J.R. I'm still arround. Not much new these days so I just read a little and move on. LOL

The early leather slings are of thinner material. These slings are allot easier to install than the later ones. There's a good write up on Bavarian Carbines about the slings and other equipment the Germans issued with these rifles. I would like to find a few of the leather mag pouches that have not been painted. They were natural or light brown color when new but most I've seen are painted black and stiff or cracked.

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Old 05-13-2011, 06:16 PM
Pitt323 Pitt323 is offline
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Originally Posted by mrgarandman View Post
Has anyone purchased one of those commercial slings the CMP has on the estore? I was going to pick up a couple, but I'm curious what others thought about them.
I bought several of them. Yes, they're thick and a little difficult to get around the oiler.
However, every one I have is now on a carbine . And each has a "history."
And, for five bucks, how can you go wrong ?
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:45 PM
Sly One Sly One is offline
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I got a couple. They look great on the M2 stocked carbines. I noticed the unfinished sides had RAU written on them. That's German for 'Rough.'
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