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Old 04-08-2018, 08:53 AM
rob30-06 rob30-06 is offline
 
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Default USGI Web Sling marked a little differently

Tom Taylor recently sent me this image of a sling he found in the sling box at the South Store. This was the first he had seen and so it naturally peaked his interest.
I have been seeing these myself in the box of slings and they all seem to be dated in 1964 like the example Tom found.
It occurs to me that there are many of you guys that may not have seen a sling marked like this one so we thought we share the picture so you can keep your eyes open if you ever get the chance to dig thru the sling box yourselves.



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Old 04-08-2018, 09:07 AM
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I have or had some stamped on metal, don't remember the date. Will look around and see if what I have. I completely forgot about them until you posted yours pics
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:29 AM
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I think I will dig out my stash of these and see how many different dates I have.
Might be interesting.

Rob

Well, it seems that out of 4 years diving into the sling box at the store I have only managed to accumulate 6 slings marked like the one shown and every one of them are dated 1/64.

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Old 04-08-2018, 10:00 AM
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Default Mrt 1/64

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I think I will dig out my stash of these and see how many different dates I have.
Might be interesting.

Rob

Well, it seems that out of 4 years diving into the sling box at the store I have only managed to accumulate 6 slings marked like the one shown and every one of them are dated 1/64.
Maybe it was just a one year (or month) test period? I have slings that are letter stamped MRT 1964 also with the black ink.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:29 AM
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Default Mrt 8-63

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I think I will dig out my stash of these and see how many different dates I have.
Might be interesting.

Rob

Well, it seems that out of 4 years diving into the sling box at the store I have only managed to accumulate 6 slings marked like the one shown and every one of them are dated 1/64.
Found several this morning stamped the normal 1/64 but found one stamped 8/63, just a little different.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:04 PM
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Default I need to pay better attention

I will have to pay better attention as I am diving in the sling box.
There is really nothing of an visual indicator that these are different from any of the 50's marked slings to make them stand out (like the WWII and foreign-made do), and you only see one side of the tang(tab?) when browsing.

While I have been aware of these and have seen quite a few go to other guys at the store, I found 1/2 of mine after I got home with a random handful of slings.

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Old 04-12-2018, 05:12 PM
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Default While we are looking at slings.....what the heck are these???

I have a couple slings that puzzle me just a bit. Maybe someone out there will know what these are.
The two slings showcased here have a very fine and almost luxurious weave. They looks sorta like the WWII style which is why I pulled them from the sling box.
Problem is one of the is marked MRT 3/61 (the date is put on by hand).
The Keeper is sort of an abbreviated WWII style. I had seen these keepers in the sling box previously and always thought they were just broken WWII style, but now I am not so sure. They don't look broken, just different.

A few pictures should help:






Anybody else out there seen any of these or have an idea why they differ so much from other slings of the period>

I wish there was more information out there on these things,
Rob
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:38 AM
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Werent some carbine slings done this way to??
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:09 AM
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I never noticed that. I buy 2 every time I stop at the store (just because); most still have the zip tie.
One of the 2 I got yesterday is indeed MRT 1/64
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:28 AM
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Went through my slings but none like what is pictured, I must have got rid of them. In the process I did find a bunch of stuff I forgot I had though
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