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#1 britfish

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 08:07 AM

Ive been trying to get a sling for about a year now for my M1, anything will do, please help a Tommy fan in need. I won one on ebay once but it got "lost in the mail" I dont think it sold for as much as he wanted it to. :-( If you can help me, and you have a sling at a fair price please let me know. Thanks Guys. Adam .
PS, I live in the UK. (But dont hold that against me smile.gif )
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#2 Zoo

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 08:26 AM

Here's an option for a reproduction that some reenactors have been talking about.

Repro Thompson Kerr Sling

I haven't tried it myself, but the guy who picked one up is happy with it.
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#3 Mk VII

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 08:41 AM

they do appear at shows from time to time, usually somewhat rust-stained. Stoneleigh in January would be the best bet.
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#4 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 11:26 AM

One on ebaY™ at this moment, search "thompson machine gun" include descriptions, but is is kinda nasty looking.... I guess it would work till a nice one comes around...
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#5 Phil Askew

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 06:10 PM

Britfish, I have a new post war sling (olive drab) for $35 plus shipping. E-mail me at philfordparts@yahoo.com.
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Posted 25 November 2003 - 06:17 PM

I've seen some on a UK dealers website..I'll dig the address out for you tomorrow if you're interested. Think they were about £25..
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#7 britfish

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 03:51 AM

That sounds good Ben, yeah Id appreciate that.
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Posted 26 November 2003 - 05:50 AM

more like £15.68!!

http://www.thegunner...shop/index.html

Scroll down to the bottom of the page...can't say for certain that they've still got them but its worth a try.. wink.gif
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Posted 26 November 2003 - 05:54 AM

Sorry that link only takes you to the front page. the slings are under:
Weapon Accessories>
Sub Machine Gun Accessories>
US SMG Accessories

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#10 Grumpy

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 01:42 PM

Jeremy,
Have you had any trouble ordering those repro slings from Hong Kong? I would think it wouldn't be a problem with US Customs.

Ben,
Do you know if the slings The Gunner is selling are original or repros? Are there Kerr or M3? Also, I guess it wouldn't be a problem to ship to the US? Not really a gun part.

Thanks, Bill
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Posted 29 November 2003 - 05:03 PM

Bill, I don't think they're repro. Cheap price though, so I would send them an email first just to be sure...
As far as shipping to the US is concerned...can't see customs having a problem..unless they consider a sling a dangerous weapon because you could strangle someone with it!?
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#12 JimFromFL

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 06:07 PM

There are usually 1-2 on E-Bay each week. Give it another try.

I hope you left the seller negative feedback.
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#13 M1Brian

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Posted 29 November 2003 - 07:07 PM

Why don't you just get a garand sling and remove the clip from it. It's a whole inch longer then the original sling and looks exactly the same as the sling provided with the civilian version.
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Posted 29 November 2003 - 09:25 PM

Thanks Ben, will drop them a line and see what they say.

Take care, Bill
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Posted 29 November 2003 - 09:51 PM

I got this sling for Free!!! All i had to do was buy the thompson...and he would "throw in" the sling

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Posted 30 November 2003 - 10:00 AM

USMC-2-USN: That is a nice sling! I will give you $8,000.00 for the sling if you "throw in" the Thompson.
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Posted 30 November 2003 - 07:19 PM

britfish,
There are two listed right now on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1&category=4720

http://cgi.ebay.com/...6&category=4720

Just gotta keep checking up on em!
Cheers, Zamm


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Posted 01 December 2003 - 01:16 PM

I have ordered one of the repro slings from www.wargameclub.com It is $29 plus shipping and I will post a review of it here when it arrives.
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