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Old 03-29-2020, 04:48 AM
Col. Colt Col. Colt is online now
 
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They are not at all hard to find - they are back in production - at a for real WWII web gear Plant on the East Coast:

https://www.starlitedrums.com/produc...e-AFC-940.html

And I have a couple of originals, and I bought one of the new Starlight produced M1923s to compare. If anything, I think it is better made than the original article.
Their website does show two how to "rigging" pictures" - easier for a lot of us to follow visually, I think. CC

Clark Campbell in his book "The Springfield '03 Era" states that it is "The Best Sling the US Army ever had". After working with a couple, I think it beats even the M1907 all hollow - and the M1 is just a carry strap, really. CC
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:54 PM
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I just received one from Starlite drums via e bay. Nice repro with quality hardware.

It took a couple of tries to get it installed, seems there are 3 ways to rig it up, Parade, short carry and long carry. Once I figured out how it works I like it a lot.

Here it is on my 03A3 in short carry.

John

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Old 03-30-2020, 08:54 PM
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That bottom loop buckle goes on the short strap, not the long strap. You should have one buckle on each part plus the compression buckle like you have it.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:37 AM
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I just received one from Starlite drums via e bay. Nice repro with quality hardware.

It took a couple of tries to get it installed, seems there are 3 ways to rig it up, Parade, short carry and long carry. Once I figured out how it works I like it a lot.

Here it is on my 03A3 in short carry.

John

John

Log into the Krag Collectors forum and look at Parashooter's sling photos. They are the best ones on the internet showing the correct layout of the M1923 sling.

http://www.kragcollectorsassociation...num=1585318777

Good shooting,

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Old 03-31-2020, 10:38 AM
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Just received one this AM. Looks interesting. All the info you guys have posted will be much appreciated here in a bit. Thanks!
Howdy Broom!
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:09 PM
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Hi Blurry,

I hope you enjoy the new sling,I might have to spring for a 1923 sling!
I think that is the only WW-1or 2 style sling I don't have!
I'm still getting use to using the the Kerr sling. I had it laying around for a few years. This thread got my interest up, so I just installed it a short time ago.

I know it's off topic, but I hope you & yours are doing well! I have not shot in about two weeks now! But the lawn & the inside of the garage look better!

I hope ALL CMP posters,get through this bad time SMOOTHLY & QUICKLY ,
broom
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:39 AM
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Follow up, two more shots showing the sling in the long carry position and the parade position. Super easy to use once you figure it out, just move the short strap from the front buckle to the rear buckle. Adjustment comes from the amount of web through either and the position of the keeper.

John

Parade:



Long carry:

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Old 04-01-2020, 10:48 AM
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Hi Guys,

It appears I need one more sling!

The posters that post good pictures like you'all, on this thread force guys like me to buy more STUFF!

A confirmed relapsing gunaholic & now a sling addict!
broom
PS it's your fault, not mine I'm weak!!!!
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:34 AM
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Careful there. That's the same thing I said years ago and then I found I had eleven M1923 slings in various boxes and corners of the house.
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:51 AM
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Dang....I beat the Garand thing....now slings??? I still havenít sat down to figure the puzzle but those pics will go a long way for helping.
Thanks!!
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