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These are way sturdier than 70-year-old specimens, and one can choose some rather unusual combinations for aesthetic purposes from these variants.

HOYT are sold out, have Kerr 1918 and Singer 1942. Check my photos on flickr.com.

Premium units, too.

These are full weight, and very strong.

Prefer check or money order, paypal is no longer available..

If you want accurate tracking, I'll need your real name and e-mail address.

Otherwise, I TRY to get you the information, but I don't send many packages addressed to "OldSarge1966-DaNang", so...

Anyway, everyone has gotten their items.

Links are active, but it's best to sign in with a Yahoo or "flickr" i.d. at flickr.com and browse around. One can then enlarge and view for entertainment. I have thousands of images there. At the largest size, one can actually see the leather texture. My original intention was to set these up for sale to re-enactors as "distressed", but they're too nice for that. Besides, that market gets erratic up here over the winter.

These, again, are all reproductions of sorts, albeit the unmarked ones may accurately be called "civilian versions of the M1907" as they carry not even an inference of being old.

I've added "services", too, by popular request.

Unmarked slings, with interesting dark matte hooks/fittings, M1907, steel riveted, rather flat configuration, early style hooks, curved just enough to be barely visible, polished, lightly dyed. These should be VERY durable, and of course, being unmarked, they're not really "reproductions", just non-military, "to regulation" Model of 1907 slings. Most of these around now use powder-coated steel fittings, these appear to be phosphate ("Parkerizing") or some kind of matte oxide. It MAY be some new sort of charcoal, matte powder coating, but I doubt that. VERY sturdy leather. These won't take oil quickly, but will slowly absorb some. Most modern replica slings use black powder coating which, ironically, would've been IDEAL for the original specification.

I ONLY HAVE TWO.

$26.00 each shipped.

https://flic.kr/p/2bX2Kq6
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Anonymous sling M1907 phosphate ftgs.


Some standard, brass-fitted HOYT 1917. World War I, but of course, these were still in use, in this EXACT configuration, in some outfits even after the Korean war. I have quite a few of these.

Hoyt oiled 2 shot

Hoyt 1917 001 (repro)

details HOYT 1917 M1907 replica sling 003


details HOYT 1917 M1907 replica sling 004

details HOYT 1917 M1907 replica sling 005

Have about five, $30.00 each, shipped

MILSCO 1944 DATED M1907 sling, but with BRASS hooks/fittings. This is an oddity which I have seen on late WW2 slings (the blackened steel was standard after mid-1942, earlier at Rock Island)...we speculate this was someone using up old parts or that it was done at repair depots, very late in the war. If you will look around, there are additional photographs.

MILSCO M1907 1944 DATE with BRASS fittings

MILSCO M1907 1944 DATE with BRASS fittings

MILSCO M1907 1944 DATE with BRASS fittings

Very nice looking. $30.00 and I have only ONE. Look around once signed in on the site, there are lots of other photographs.


Another anomaly: a HOYT 1917 WORLD WAR ONE date-marked M1907 sling with BLACKENED STEEL fittings, again, all regulation. This is another oddity which collectors have observed, but never actually explained. They may have been "created" during repair...

BLACK FTGS HOYT 1917

CLOSEUP HOYT 1917 BLK FTGS


DETAIL HOYT 1917 WITH PAPERWORK


HOYT BLACK 1917

Only one, also thirty dollars.


Have keepers, albeit color may not match any particular sling. Figure $2.00 each, and I'll sell them ONLY as spares with slings.

Can apply neatsfoot either selectively or overall, one dense coat, to any or all M1907's, for $3.00 per strap.

If you get an oiled unit, figure an extra day or two. I will not "super saturate" albeit that was almost always done by infantry in the field, to the point where they were almost black. That would be YOUR option. Also, once treated with oil, they'll be darker than shown in the photographs, at least one full shade.

I use a combination of neatsfoot "compound" and pure neatsfoot. If you're going for maximum saturation, use PURE neatsfoot, refined. The "lanolin-added" stuff is good, but dogs find it--ahem!!--a little too attractive. Ditto the mink oil stuff.

Have other dyed and oil treated options, too.

Oil treated units should usually be wiped off even before installation on a rifle.

These are 49-51" inclusive long strap, the short is about 26-27" inclusive.

Hooks are very sturdy G.I. thickness plus.
 

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slings

Check the photo file at flickr.com.

Suggest joining, there are MILLIONS of photos to view, plus one can post remarkable amount, and unlike the skulchbag photo promoters on some other sites, they don't purge everything after a month or so.
 

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By the way, in terms of appearance, durability, and strength, a shooter who just wanted the "right look", combined with a tough, practical sling that pretty much color matched, might find a couple of those heavy duty keepers especially handy with one of the premium slings, either JT&L 1942 or Rock Island Arsenal 1918, both brass fitted.

That'd be $34 for the sling, $4.00 for the keepers. Naturally, the "regular" G.I. keeper pair is still included.

These will last a long time, especially if treated with additional coats of neatsfoot or other conditioner.

Thanks.
 

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Have a couple of "fatigued" M1907 units (touches of blotched oil) and a pair of Gewehr 98/export Mauser leather straps I'll be digging out soon.

If interested, contact me.

Also some black web slings.
 

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I started out with quite a few of these, but the local guys and my buddies are gobbling them up.

I want to get these GONE quickly, as they don't fit my plans. My stock is already low.

The items above I have in more numbers.

AGAIN: The best way to view on flickr.com is to sign in with a Yahoo or flickr.com i.d., and then view, magnify, or do whatever, and read ALL the captions.

Have some additional, nice reproductions, very practical and good looking. The unmarked ones, of course, aren't technically really "repro" since they make no actual pretension at being 65-120 years old and neither dated nor maker marked.

I have two rather nice leather Mauser slings. (NOTE: As of 12/24/2018, down to a SINGLE OF THAT ITEM, ONLY!) $19.00 each, shipped. Authentic ones are getting very hard to find, and are usually dry as a bone or damaged when found.

Mauser slings come with the "parade" or "dress" hook and the QD Swivel, and they're brown with a diagonally crosshatched pattern on brown leather. These are the type using ONE leather piece. These were used on the Gewehr 98's, most early export Mausers, but on all other manner of European rifles, carbines, and even light machine guns.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/22870381977/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/22870381907/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/22870381937/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/22870381917/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/22870381957/


The M1907 1 1/4" units come in a couple of variations.

(The premium job with mismatched keepers is SOLD SOLD SOLD. I do have the flawless versions of the same thing at $34.00 each, shipped.
But the others I have bear 1918 and 1942 dates. They are also super premium, drum-dyed, and very attractive) I have (UPDATE: it's sold!!
a slightly tweaked "super premium" drum-dyed, select hide UNMARKED unit, normally $34.00 or so shipped. The keepers don't match, and there are some flaws in the dye job. Brass hooks, so of the nominal WWI or early WW2 style. One ONLY and I'll take $26.00, shipped. These should last a lifetime, if properly treated with a first class conditioner or neatsfoot oil. Brass hooks. THIS ITEM IS SOLD. OTHER ITEMS STILL AVAILABLE AS OF 3:30 PM SATURDAY 12/22/2018.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/29587783642/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36840691816/

I'll have specific photos of the above units pretty soon. The keepers could be easily darkened down with neatsfoot. Superb sling. These are often compared with those costing three times as much and more!!!

I have a nice black-hooked M1907, no date or maker's marks, $22.00 shipped. Some minor dye flaws, but a fine, fine strap, and very durable. If you're in a hurry, add $5.00 and I'll send via PRIORITY.

The reddish brown with black hooks unit, dyed, is a high quality late WW2 style, also unmarked. I will add photos if I can, very soon, but these are very similar save for the lightish keepers.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/33196033914/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/35801925205/


I have two black web U.S.-style slings, 1 1/4 inch. The fittings are a little nicer than the ones shown in this shot, and the fabric is BLACK. They look like this. THE BLACK COTTON WEB GI-FORMAT SLINGS ARE ALSO SOLD AND SHIPPED.

I will try to add photos in the next day or two.

The fabric is softer and less coarse than these, and would therefore probably be quite comfortable.

$11.50 each or $20.00 for the pair, but I want shipping on these. $4.50 for a sling, $7.25 for the PAIR if I can get rid of them to the same party.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9754383941/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9754383661/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/24138770323/

The phosphate on the black ones I have is darker than on the repros show. Being softer, these probably would not cut my arms the way the stiff ones do.

I'll try to add photos of these precise specimens if/as I can. However, some are in packaging, which I'd prefer not to damage.

I am showing these around locally, the photos are being viewed, and I have contacted my old shooting buddies, so if you want these, speed would be a real good idea.

REMAINING AS OF CHRISTMAS EVE 2018: ONE G.98 MAUSER QD SLING, AND ONE DYED, UNMARKED LEATHER U.S. M1907 STYLE SLING. However, I do have lots of stock of M1907 clones in MILSCO 1942 and other markings, even the super premium drum-dyed ones. Inquire if interested.
 

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Got some new photos of these exact items in, finally!!

They're viewed more commodiously on flickr.com, but here are chips of some of the actual specimens I want to kick out the door pretty soon.

The black fabric G.I. format web slings are now sold out.

I am, of this grouping, down to the dyed M1907 unmarked unit, and ONE G.98 Mauser/European QD military rifle sling, as shown in the shot second from the right on the below photo panel.
 

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Just so you'll know: I don't normally sell keepers BY THEMSELVES. Reason is simple: At $2 a pop, and postage of $4.50, because they're over 1/4" thick (package rate 1st class), the shipping is more than the keepers. Now, if someone needed, say, ten keepers, yes, then it begins to be more sensible.

So until I run out, it's best that I kick them out with slings.

Also, bear in mind, I have single dyed, drum-dyed, undyed, and oiled keepers, so they PROBABLY won't match a pre-existing sling. Indeed, they won't match MOST slings, even if ordered with them. The single oiled dyed and undyed (RAW) can be neatsfooted or conditioned to an approximate match by darkness, but even that is "iffy".
 

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I do have additional keepers, but it's still not practical to order them by themselves.

More slings, too, including Swiss and early Martini/Enfield, plus a web Brit WW2 style that looks very, very authentic.

I'm offering aged/fatigued units, the M1907's, for $5 each additional. It's no secret. I uses dyes, polishes, and oils to make them kind of blotchy and a tad darker, and they look more authentic.

You can do this, too.

Thanks.
 
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