Original Kerr Slings
Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:55 AM
Thanks for weighing in . . . I figured that this sling was more than likely an original. I just wasn't sure. My disappointment stems from the fact that:
(1) I read an ad advertising like new "Kerr" slings for sale
(2) I call and verify that they are indeed Kerr slings
(3) I order one of these "Kerr" slings but an M3 shows up instead.
I really didn't have any desire to buy a M3 but I will probably just add it to the ever-growing pile of gun-related paraphernalia. It certainly is in about as good condition as one could possibly expect and who knows, one of these days it might even be worth what I paid for it!
Not trying to vent my frustrations here--just thought I'd chime in with my experience for the benefit of others who might be considering ordering one of these slings.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 02:43 PM
Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:53 PM
I'll defer to your examination of the real article from Northridge. My comments were based on observations of real Kerr and M3 slings and, admittedly, I did not examine a current Northridge example. If you have original examples to compare it to, then it should be fairly easy to discern the difference. No, they shouldn'e be painted black, the M3 slings I have had (used, beat-up or new) all had blued fittings.
I stand corrected on the Northridge advertisement.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 10:19 PM