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Old 05-20-2015, 06:59 AM
Popeye913 Popeye913 is offline
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Default Leather sling

Looking to purchase a leather sling for my M1 shooter. Any suggestions on where to buy one and is one better then the other? Appreciate any input.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:03 AM
edlmann edlmann is offline
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Originally Posted by Popeye913 View Post
Looking to purchase a leather sling for my M1 shooter. Any suggestions on where to buy one and is one better then the other? Appreciate any input.
Better often = more $$$. IMHO, one of the best values is one of Turner Saddlery's seconds. I've bought a few and can't figure out what the defect(s) are.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:34 PM
jhunt67 jhunt67 is offline
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+1 for Turner 2nds. Also - if you want a quality repop I'd suggest At the Front:

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Old 05-22-2015, 06:46 PM
jsudduth jsudduth is offline
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I use Ron Brown's slings. 54" length. I have one on my Garand and 03A3. Love them.

You can find them here:


Or here:


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Old 05-23-2015, 08:21 AM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
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I used the Turner for 4 years it has been great. Although it tends to loosen up a bit.
I recently bought a brown and it's on first few uses better. It really locks into place and doesn't move the over all feel of the leather is different stiffer less flex.

This is just my observations. I have 2 turners (factory 2nd) and plan to buy a few more for my other rifles I don't shoot as much.
Both are very good
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:45 AM
Greg Greg is offline
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I had purchased the one that jhunt linked to after getting some cheap ones. I should have just spent the money to begin with and gotten the repro from ATF.
I wanted a sling that looked like it belonged on the rifle and this one is it. I can't tell you how it would hold up to competitive shooting because I don't do that but for informal shooting, it does fine.
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Mac Attack Mac Attack is offline
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What do you need a sling for? Do you just want one to make your rifle look complete or are you looking for a sling to use in competition? If just for looks then any of the repo 1907 slings or a Turner 2nd will work. If you are wanting a sling to use in competition them a Turner or Ron Brown are good options. I own both and my preference is for the stouter Ron Brown. You can get both from Creedmoore sports.

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Old 06-08-2015, 08:28 PM
grumpa72 grumpa72 is offline
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I have one of these for my 1903A3 and it functions nicely - looks very good too.

http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.c...CatName=Slings The leather one.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:11 PM
dwarren8 dwarren8 is offline
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check out Jim Thompson 1907 slings advertised here. I have one on my 03A3, ordering one for my garand. Great products, and Jim will steer you right. These things look like originals, but are made to last. If you've not used a 1907 sling, you'll be amazed how it will help you shoot if properly fitted
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:47 PM
jimthompson502002 jimthompson502002 is offline
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Presume you got my messages. I sent two.


The premium units I have at $34.00 standard price are the ones folks tell me are the equal of straps costing about three times that price. They also look really good, especially once darkened a bit with most any oil-based conditioner. Have been making them available with spare keepers ( most keepers will NOT color or tone match--sorry, just don't have enough! ) for an extra six bucks. Real leather, new-style hooks, stitched and riveted properly where specification call it out.

One should be very careful using valuable vintage slings, and in fact, most of us quit doing that decades ago. I've had two split, one such event badly scratching a valuable rifle.

The custom jobs I used to have made are no longer available.

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