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    1" leather slings

    I'm after a couple of old but serviceable 1" leather slings to finish off a couple of vintage rifle restorations

    Something original that you have taken off to replace with a modern padded sling
    Just plain leather and buckle style or what ever
    A bit of neatsfoot oil and it will have another life

    To go on this and two 1885s
    Just varmint rifles so I don't have to carry for hours
    But I need to safely sling for glassing and getting through gates

    Cheers
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    Looks like the one on the left is surprised at your choice of scope
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    If you can't beat them, beat them.
    They will be expecting you to join them, so you'll have the element of surprise.

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    Personally I find the leather slings with buckles and a row of holes are an uncomfortable ugly curse. I have had old rifles that were fitted with a 23 mm wide strip of saddle leather that tapered a little towards each end. Ends secured with a double tied leather thong. This means there are eight holes to punch at each end of the sling. Very clean, classy and effective, with the loose end of the thong also tapered to half its width.
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Personally I find the leather slings with buckles and a row of holes are an uncomfortable ugly curse. I have had old rifles that were fitted with a 23 mm wide strip of saddle leather that tapered a little towards each end. Ends secured with a double tied leather thong. This means there are eight holes to punch at each end of the sling. Very clean, classy and effective, with the loose end of the thong also tapered to half its width.
    I will have two please
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    What a cool outfit that is bud !

    We all need a few of these old guys to run !

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    I will have two please
    I have one for a pattern, might be hard to get the leather before xmas.
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

 

 

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