Correct slings for SMLE mk3 and Metford mk2

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Re: Correct slings for SMLE mk3 and Metford mk2

Postby bradtx » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:51 pm

Thanks, Woftam. I'm sure my note was perfectly clear to me when I wrote it! :roll:

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Re: Correct slings for SMLE mk3 and Metford mk2

Postby Woftam » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:03 pm

Brad,
Strange isn't it how something is perfectly clear at one point and a complete mystery a couple of years down the track ? We always seem to think we've included enough information or that we will always recall instantly what that cryptic reference means.
Anyway I went trawling through the LoC and I have to admit I was wrong.

LoC 10442 31 Jan 1901 - Sling, rifle, G.S. MarkI
A pattern of the above mentioned sling web sling has been sealed to govern future manufacture.
It is especially woven in one length, each end being fitted with a brass catch or hook.

And where I went wrong, plus possibly what your 1905 date refers to -
Loc 12060 13 Nov 1903 Sling, rifle, G.S. MarkI
Alteration to fitting.
In future manufacture of the above mentioned sling, LoC 10442, the brass catch or hook will be 1/2 inch longer and secured to the sling by by two rivets instead of eyelets.

Hail Brad, king of the sling :lol:
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Re: Correct slings for SMLE mk3 and Metford mk2

Postby bradtx » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:27 am

"Hail Brad, king of the sling " --Woftam

Oh dear me, but no. I've learned, and, like now corrected what I've picked up over the years from you and the other L-E gurus.

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Re: Correct slings for SMLE mk3 and Metford mk2

Postby A square 10 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:41 pm

adding to the great info already provided , i hope , this site might help a bit -

http://www.rifleslings.com/British%20Slings.htm

and photos are never amiss me thinks -
this is on a trainer



and this is on a P14

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Re: Correct slings for SMLE mk3 and Metford mk2

Postby A square 10 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:44 pm

sorry - that P14 is an M17 - my bad

this is on an SMLE mkV


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