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Old 08-28-2019, 08:40 AM
ncweo ncweo is offline
 
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Default Kerr No Buckle Sling question

I purchased an original Kerr no buckle sling recently for $7.00 so if it doesn't work on my rifles, no big deal. It is stamped MRT 52 and I have no doubt it is original. It has a short end that measures about 14.5" and the long end measures about 46". It does NOT have the free D-ring on the long end. From what I have read, this is the Kerr sling for the 1903.

I have read other posts and seen the black and white instructions posted in several different places. None of these sources show what to do with the small end hook when there is no free D-ring???

If this sling is for a 1903 and the short end buckle hooks directly to the sling swivel, how do you tighten the sling enough that it is not extremely loose?

Does anyone have a photo of how this SPECIFIC sling attaches to a 1903 (if that's what its for?)

Thanks for your help. I will post some pics of the sling this evening.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:15 AM
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The short end strap literally hooks back onto itself.

The short end strap is secured to the long end strap with a D-ring. You literally take the hook on the opposite free end of the short strap and hook it in the D-ring on the secured end. That's why the sling has such large hooks, so the hook can go over both the D-ring and the secured end of the strap.

Good Luck!

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p.s.,

And yes, a Kerr sling with no free D-ring is for the M1903 rifle.

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Old 08-28-2019, 09:32 AM
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Thought that might be the case. I tried, with very little force, will try again this evening.

So the spring will not be closed on the hook end once secured to that D ring that is attached to the short strap, it just hooks in place?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:42 AM
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The secured end of the short strap is crimped over the D-ring. The hook from the free end hooks over the crimp.

J.B.
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:57 PM
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Try this

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Old 08-28-2019, 09:46 PM
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Try this

l.

That's an M1923 sling, not a Kerr sling.


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Old 08-29-2019, 06:45 PM
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Damn. I know that too.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:35 PM
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Well, I'm assuming this is what you are talking about.......





Works perfect! Thanks for your help! Best $7.00 I've spent in awhile!
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:24 PM
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Yes, that's how it hooks.


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Old 09-15-2019, 06:21 PM
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Appreciate the instructions, and the pics. I got one for my 1896 Krag, and was wondering how to hook it up. From what I understand, the Kerr NoBuckl sling was made primarily as a carrying strap, and not for position shooting like the 1907 sling, correct?
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