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Old December 08, 2018, 16:38   #1
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Please I.D. this WWII British Sling

Guy wants to sell it, it's too short for a SLR. 40 inches end to end, Brit broad arrow proof, dated 1944
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Old December 08, 2018, 22:27   #2
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40 should be for a no4 enfield.
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Yeah, I can't make out the writing on it but there's good info here.
http://www.rollanet.org/~stacyw/brit...rview_page.htm
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Guy wants to sell it, it's too short for a SLR. 40 inches end to end, Brit broad arrow proof, dated 1944
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All my Enfield slings are 45 - 46" approx. length. At 40" that seems short unless a contractor cheated a wee bit on material.
I do have a gorgeous 1911 dated web sling on my 1911 SMLE. Got it from an English collector 10 - 15 years ago. Trying to find a pair of nice SLR length slings myself.
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Maybe that sling was specifically made for the No. 5 MkI "jungle carbine"? I have a British militaria book I'll have to check to see if they made a sling just for that rifle.
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That'd make sense, I know it's too short for my 2A. I thought maybe for a Sten, but no one I've asked seems to know for certain.
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That'd make sense, I know it's too short for my 2A. I thought maybe for a Sten, but no one I've asked seems to know for certain.
I have a box full of new Sten slings and they don't look anything like that.
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I have a box full of new Sten slings and they don't look anything like that.
Yeah that sling design is definitely for the Enfield series rifles.
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Old December 29, 2018, 12:36   #9
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Might be for the Lanchester subgun.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...+gun&FORM=IGRE
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Ya know Jim, you may just be right. I didn't see any markings in the pics, but the length looks close.
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Only firearm I could think of that the Britt would use a short rifle sling on. The wood rifle type stock and heavy weight of the Lanchester would be my guess. The Sten has a narrow sling with a hook on the end so it's obviously not for it.

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