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    Interesting leather sling marking

    The rifle in my photos is an early 1944 Springfield with a SA 2-44 barrel (nice bore and no chrome) everthing appears to be correct. Nice fiddleback walnut on both sides of the stock with cartouche.

    What is also interesting is the BT&BCO marked sling with brass hooks. Now I have seen BT&BCO marked WW1 slings but the stamp is smaller and always with a 1918 date, now is this a post WW1 sling or something Click image for larger version

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      The hooks were changed from brass to steel in late '42 if my rememberer is working ok. All late/post war GI slings I have encountered have steel hooks. My guess is it is a pre/early war sling. Just sayin'.....
      Pics of the hooks and rivets will help.
      I think the follower rod should be a long fork by '44.
      Terrific stock cartouches.
      Jon
      Last edited by TJT; 08-17-2020, 03:36 AM.

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        #4
        I have two BOYT 42 dated slings, one with brass hooks and the other with steel hooks.

        Would be nice to data the BT&BCO sling as it could be used on a 1940 or gas trap rifle

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          #5
          Robert, your sling is a WWI sling from 1918. I can see the remnants of the 19 on yours or at least I think I can. Here is a picture of one like yours with brass hooks dated 1918. It was sold on eBay. Regards
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            Thanks Curt, but the BT&BCO letters are much larger than the ones from WW1. Mine Click image for larger version

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            here is another photo plus some WW1 slings Click image for larger version

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            • RCS
              RCS commented
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              note that the late WW1 slings all had inspectors initals under the contractor name

            #7
            Mr Peppers informed me that no M1907 leather slings were manufactured from 1918 to 1942

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              #8
              Found the answer, manufactured by Belber Trunk & Bag Company in Philadelphia late or post WW1 period

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