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#1 TSMGguy

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:21 AM

If you're looking for a repro Kerr sling, the one linked below is really great. The quality of it can't be beat, and IMHO the price is right. The rivets are perfectly set and are not split. The webbing is of the correct thickness and looks just right. The hardware is perfectly made. The deeply blued buckles are more like the buckles on the WWII M1 sling. The sling looks perfect on a WWII M1 or M1A1 TSMG.

 

https://www.atthefro...g-p/uswthps.htm

 

 


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

I have one and it compares very favorably to an original. It's the best repro sling on the market, IMHO.


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:31 PM

Are they marked to distinguish them as reproduction?

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:30 PM

From their website...

 

Our slings are identical to the real ones, aside from the lack of the "Nobuckl" logo on the hooks (due to copyright concerns)


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Posted 05 October 2019 - 09:23 PM

What Price Glory carries high quality slings ... I bought a couple of the Enfield style for my 28 as they are slightly longer. The Enfield sling has brass hardware and does say "NOBUCKL" The one on my weapon as stood up quite well ... 

 

 

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:46 AM

Are they marked to distinguish them as reproduction?

 

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No markings at all. No one knowledgeable would ever confuse them for an original. The webbing is perfect, though. I wouldn't be surprised to find that ATF had the webbing made on the original shuttle looms by the original company. It's that good. The steel gates have been a real weak point on repros up to now. They tended to bend. On this repro, they're spring steel and are quite strong.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 12:49 PM

I have one -  nice. Mine is a longer M1903 sling as says "No-bukl"


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:34 PM

From their website...

 

Our slings are identical to the real ones, aside from the lack of the "Nobuckl" logo on the hooks (due to copyright concerns)

 

:blink: Original M3 slings don't have the nobuckl logo . Only the earlier M1917 and "M1903" ones do .

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:28 AM

From their website...
 
Our slings are identical to the real ones, aside from the lack of the "Nobuckl" logo on the hooks (due to copyright concerns)

 
:blink: Original M3 slings don't have the nobuckl logo . Only the earlier M1917 and "M1903" ones do .
Chris
This is true. I have two originals and neither have the NoBuckl logo.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:44 AM

At The Front's repro M1917 sling is a hybrid between the M1917 Kerr sling (there was no M1903 Kerr sling) and the WWII M3 sling. It has Kerr looking webbing and M3 hardware. Quality is really excellent.

 

Kerr also produced No-Bukl slings for the civilian market in differing lengths that were otherwise identical to the M1917 sling, which was produced in a single standardized length. Kerr also produced slings of other materials, including leather, but few have survived. 

 

http://www.rollanet....n_SMG_Sling.htm


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:11 PM

Yes , there is a shorter 1917 sling without the loop ring that fits the 1903 and other rifles . I put the name in " " because of what it fits , not what it was called . I believe , if my failing memory is right , it was made for the Russian rifle ? 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:06 AM

Kerr made the same sling in various lengths for various buyers, including well before and after WWI for the civilian market. The M1917 sling was made for the US Government and the length was specified. Anything shorter or longer is not an M1917 sling, regardless of what it's called. It's coincidence that the government designated the sling as the M1917. It doesn't mean that it was specifically for the US rifle, model of 1917. It's the year of adoption, just as the M1907 and M1923 slings were designated with their adoption years. There was no M1903 Kerr sling. That nomenclature is a fabrication by Jerry at What Price Glory that he uses for his shorter Kerr pattern slings. Shooters who think the M1917 sling is too long for a TSMG probably are not taking advantage of the sling's versatility. There are several ways to attach it, ranging from a single strap to a loop (way too long!) to parade ground tight, achieved by doubling up the short strap and passing the longer one through itself before attaching it to the forward swivel.   


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