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sloguy
03-07-2008, 11:39 PM
i need to raise cash for a speeding ticket. i recently started making a bunch of leather slings for my various rifles and shotguns. ill just make new slings later, right now i need all the cash i can get. these slings are lightly used and in like new condition. they have been on guns for pictures but havent been into the field. these are hand made by me. i used to do leather work for a living.
so, without further ado

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slings not lined up in order......

#1---black leather rifle or shotgun sling. assembled with chicago screws instead of rivets so it can be used with different sling mounts so it can be moved between rifles and to allow adjustable length. mounting straps are 1 inch wide and made of thick belt quality latigo(9 oz). the wide carry strap is 1-5/8 inch wide thick, but supple, belt thickness latigo(9 oz). i used different leather for the different parts on purpose. longest length possible is 51 inches and shortest( if you cut the exess strap off) is 31 inch long. set for 41 inch length right now( the shortest it can adust without cutting exess off) this sling is SUPER STRONG! has double chicago screws at its weakest point. edges are finished and saddle soaped numerous times. this black sling comes with black chicago screws, but i will include a spare set of nickle, or brass for $3.50( my cost for the screws)or change em out to desired color free. you must locktight the chicago screws to ensure they do not come loose. sling mounts not included. just leather and chicago screws. asking 40 bucks shipped inside california.

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---sold---#2--- light brown leather sling. supple and soft. thick latigo leather(8 oz) 1 inch wide , length can be adjusted as long as 45 inches and as short as 25 inches- shortest length is 35 inch without needing to cut off exess. assembles with chicago screws. currently has black to match the uncle mikes quick detach swivels. but i can change em out for nickle or brass. 20 bucks shipped without uncle mikes sling attachments, 30 bucks shipped with sling attachments. pics below..

spf#3--- slightly reddish brown sling. 1 inch wide, 9-1/2oz latigo. 38 inch at shortest, and 46 at longest( but adding holes and/or trimming exess can make it as short as you want, or as long as 53 inch) comes with conway buckle, riveted keeper, and chicago screws all nickle finish. sling attachment loops are not included. 30 bucks shipped( no sling attachments, but ill include a set of uncle mikes detachables for an extra 10 bucks)---pics in comment 3.

#4--- black leather and nylon( i think nylon) sling. leather is 9-1/2 oz black latigo. 25 inches long and 1-1/2 inch wide. nylon web straps, attached with 3 rivets each, are 1 inch wide and about 8 inch long on short end and 25 inch long on other end. can adust as short as 29 inch and as long as 46 inch. uses plastic keepers. can be attached to pretty much any loop or sling mount no sling swivels included. 20 bucks shipped. pics in comment 4.

spf#5--- dark brown( could be called a deep chocolate color) 7oz latigo 1 inch wide sling. has uncle mikes sling swivel permanently riveted at the non adjustable end. uses 2 chicago crews to adust length. riveted matching keeper. all metal including rivets are black. comes with uncle mikes sling swivels. adjusts as long as 46 inch and if you trim it down as short as 20 inch. about 34 inch at its shortest un trimed form. 30 bucks shipped. pics in comment 4.

more slings coming.

sloguy
03-07-2008, 11:39 PM
pics of the second sling. pics have the brass screws but i switched to black.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/th_DSCF0019.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/DSCF0019.jpg)
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heres an example of edged leather vs non edged leather. all my slings are edged and saddlesoaped numerous times.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/th_edgedvsnotedged.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/edgedvsnotedged.jpg)

sloguy
03-08-2008, 6:37 PM
#3--- slightly reddish brown sling. 1 inch wide, 9-1/2oz latigo. 38 inch at shortest, and 46 at longest( but adding holes and/or trimming exess can make it as short as you want, or as long as 53 inch) comes with buckle, riveted keeper, and chicago screws all nickle finish. sling attachment loops are not included. 30 bucks shipped. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/th_DSCF0038.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/DSCF0038.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/th_DSCF0037.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/DSCF0037.jpg)
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sloguy
03-10-2008, 11:17 AM
pics. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/DSCF0044.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/DSCF0041.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/slo_bikes/fiveslings-3.jpg
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Scarecrow Repair
03-10-2008, 11:50 AM
Here's an ignorant question. I have a Springfield 1861 replica, and have sometimes thought of getting a sling for it. Any idea how this would work -- I don't know much about slings at all, let alone the various kinds, but I suspect yours would be closer to the period than any modern sling. Plus the rifle is on the heavy side :-)

sloguy
03-10-2008, 2:04 PM
Here's an ignorant question. I have a Springfield 1861 replica, and have sometimes thought of getting a sling for it. Any idea how this would work -- I don't know much about slings at all, let alone the various kinds, but I suspect yours would be closer to the period than any modern sling. Plus the rifle is on the heavy side :-)

can you send me pics of your attachment points? and/or pics of what an original sling looks like? i saw a pic on wikipedia but its a poor image.

edit- found a close up of the trigger guard, does yours have the sling loop? if so then its as simple as getting the correct width leather and getting period hardware, yes? http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/lodge/616/sp61lock.jpg

Scarecrow Repair
03-10-2008, 5:19 PM
can you send me pics of your attachment points? and/or pics of what an original sling looks like? i saw a pic on wikipedia but its a poor image.

edit- found a close up of the trigger guard, does yours have the sling loop? if so then its as simple as getting the correct width leather and getting period hardware, yes? http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/lodge/616/sp61lock.jpg

Have to wait a bit until I get back to the rifle. IIRC, it has two attachments, loops which hang below one of the bands and somewhere on the stock. They look the same as the loops on the AR-15. But I am not sure about the stock loop, might not even be there.

I am not terribly concerned about exact period equipment. I figure leather is probably closer than nylon or even a WW II GI one.

sloguy
03-11-2008, 10:20 AM
Have to wait a bit until I get back to the rifle. IIRC, it has two attachments, loops which hang below one of the bands and somewhere on the stock. They look the same as the loops on the AR-15. But I am not sure about the stock loop, might not even be there.

I am not terribly concerned about exact period equipment. I figure leather is probably closer than nylon or even a WW II GI one.

let me know what width, thickness, and prefered color leather and length and i can give you a quote.

sloguy
03-12-2008, 11:22 AM
bump with pics and more slings added. any questions? please ask. make offers if you wish. i might be interested in trade for whatever.

sloguy
03-13-2008, 6:41 AM
bump

CSACANNONEER
03-13-2008, 4:55 PM
sloguy,

Back in the lare '80s and early '90s, I used to shoot with the owner of the local sadlery in SLO. I won't mention the name of the shop because, it contained his last name. His shop was next to Cowboy Cookies. Do you know who I'm talking about? Is he still around?

As far as a period correct sling, there are patterns available or complete period correct slings from many sutleries.

sloguy
03-14-2008, 11:58 AM
sloguy,

Back in the lare '80s and early '90s, I used to shoot with the owner of the local sadlery in SLO. I won't mention the name of the shop because, it contained his last name. His shop was next to Cowboy Cookies. Do you know who I'm talking about? Is he still around?

As far as a period correct sling, there are patterns available or complete period correct slings from many sutleries.

i dont think i know him. i met a guy years ago(97-98?) at slosa that did leather work and was involved in the cowboy action shooting.
he owned a saddle shop.

duenor
03-14-2008, 12:12 PM
let me know if you want me make me a gun belt.

CSACANNONEER
03-14-2008, 5:44 PM
I know he had closed up shop by then. I used to shoot sillouette with him.

Scarecrow Repair
03-14-2008, 8:26 PM
I measured my 1842 Springfield replica. The sling mounts are 1" wide inside dimension, 22.5" apart. The front one is part of the band. The rear one is part of the trigger guard.

I don't know much about slings; don't carry them around much except by the barrel from house to truck and then go to nearby fields to shoot. I mainly one want because I already have the bayonet, so I may as well top it off. I am not overly concerned about authenticity, and heck, there were probably a few home made slings anyway. Skip the nylon one, skip the 1.5" wide ones. Would the length requirement be double that 22.5" between mounts? Which ones would work well? I don't know how to mount a sling and have never carried one, that's how little I know about them :-)

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sloguy
03-14-2008, 8:42 PM
I measured my 1842 Springfield replica. The sling mounts are 1" wide inside dimension, 22.5" apart. The front one is part of the band. The rear one is part of the trigger guard.

I don't know much about slings; don't carry them around much except by the barrel from house to truck and then go to nearby fields to shoot. I mainly one want because I already have the bayonet, so I may as well top it off. I am not overly concerned about authenticity, and heck, there were probably a few home made slings anyway. Skip the nylon one, skip the 1.5" wide ones. Would the length requirement be double that 22.5" between mounts? Which ones would work well? I don't know how to mount a sling and have never carried one, that's how little I know about them :-)

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i think the 1 inch wide one i have pics of with the nickle conway buckle would look good with the nickle finish mounts you posted. but the leather doesnt match the wood very well.

if you like the darker brown leather i have a few more straps of that that i could add nickle chicago screws to. i can make it adustable length between whatever lengths you wanted.

mounting a sling is easy, specially if it has chicago screws. you basically unscrew em, slip the leather thru the mounts and reattach the chicago screws. use locktite(the semi permanent one, not the permanent one unless your sure you wont need to remove the screws).

sloguy
03-15-2008, 7:39 PM
bump

sloguy
03-16-2008, 6:16 PM
bump

rickweld
03-30-2008, 8:40 AM
I'm looking for equipment to compete with a M1 Garand. Shooting jacket, mat, spotting scope and most importantly a competition sling. I'm new to the sport with Garand but I used to shoot Jr. Smallbore. Can anyone offer advice on what equipment to get and where to look?

sloguy
03-30-2008, 9:35 AM
I'm looking for equipment to compete with a M1 Garand. Shooting jacket, mat, spotting scope and most importantly a competition sling. I'm new to the sport with Garand but I used to shoot Jr. Smallbore. Can anyone offer advice on what equipment to get and where to look?

im working on making competition slings with pre stretched leather. but i am having trouble finding the steel frogs for them. i can order brass( actually i have some on order as we speak) but the steel ones are very hard to find, and i am told the brass ones wont hold up to the tention you guys put on them. my only thought to get around the brass frogs is to offer a replacement of the brass parts, that way when you guys break em ill replace em for a few cents above shipping cost. or maybe offer extra parts, rivets, and a rivet setter along with the sling.

ill make up a few slings when the hardware order arrives

sloguy
04-09-2008, 10:09 PM
bump- only have the two black slings left at the moment. more soon tho.