English Sling Relocation
Posted 24 October 2004 - 12:56 PM
I read in American Thunder how they favored this position because the weapon would hang down at the hip ready to fire.
My '28 and the M1 I have in transfer both have the swivel on the top. I'd like to put slings on them but would like to see pictures of how they were arranged. I just don't think it will ever be as attractive as the original US type arangement.
Posted 31 October 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:54 AM
Frank's book has photo's of the left side and top side modifications. Maybe the mods were done on a unit by unit basis?
Posted 10 November 2004 - 09:10 AM
I have heard that the placement was either personal preference (of the armorer? of the shooter?) or left-handed vs. right-handed shooters, though I don't have any documentation to support that.
If someone knows how to contact Peter Laidler, perhaps he could shed some light on this.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 06:58 PM
here is a detail from a photo taken on 20th Aug 1942, on the return from the Dieppe Raid