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04-20-2010, 01:21 PM #1
swedish mauser sling installation????
ibought 2 swedish mauser slings at the gun show this weekend and im completely baffled on how the heck you put these on the rifle. they look like they were made wrong but idk. any help is greatly appreciated.
04-20-2010, 01:23 PM #2
Swedish Mauser slings are straight forward, simple slings. I am wondering what you got. Any photos?Godfather, Eibar Mafia
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04-20-2010, 11:32 PM #3
yea i tried putting it on but it just dont seem right
04-20-2010, 11:34 PM #4
04-21-2010, 07:42 AM #5
That is a Swedish sling so you are good there. Without an overall shot it's hard to tell but it looks like you've got it. Remember, most military slings are simple carrying devices and are not "complicated" like the American sling.
09-12-2010, 11:28 AM #6Junior Member
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I too have got one of these and I can't figure it out, did you manage it, if so could you point me in the right direction.
09-12-2010, 11:45 AM #7
09-12-2010, 12:11 PM #8
Lay the rifle on a flat surface with the muzzle pointing to your right. With the free end of the sling in your right hand and the sling oriented so that the inside of the sling is facing outward, pass the free end through the lower sling swivel on the butt stock. Thread the free end back through the buckle (pull the tongue to the side out of the way) and then pull it through the upper sling swivel so that the short end rests against the forend of the hand guard. Insert the brass button so that the flat end is also against the forend. Pull the sling taut and slide the tongue to the outside center of the buckle and push it through the nearest hole in the leather. Pull the sling out away from the rifle and the tongue will slip into the notch in the leather around the buckle frame and hold it securely in place. To adjust the sling, simply pull the sling outward and slip the tongue loose and reinsert it in the next hole. After adjustment, remember to pull the sling taut. While the arrangement of the tongue on the buckle may seem peculiar, it is a simple and convenient way to adjust a carrying sling and has the added advantage in that the metal buckle never rests against the shoulder where it can chafe. Hope this helps!
By the way, I'm no expert either but the directions I gave came from the book "The Swedish Mauser Rifles" by Steve Kehaya and Joe Poyer (For Collectors Only) 2nd edition. This is a very good reference book covering all aspects of the Swedish Rifle - highly recommend it.
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09-12-2010, 01:04 PM #9Senior Member
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I also have several Swedish slings that are rigged rough side out, which can make it confusing too.
03-28-2011, 10:54 PM #10Junior Member
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I have been a litle crazy trying to get mt Swedish Mauser Sling to "work"... I would look at it and try to rig it and it just confused me because it just didn't work right UNTIL I read the reply that some of the Mauser slings were "reversed" ROUGH side out.... since I had bought it at a gun show and the previous owner tried to make it work finished side out,,,the bends in the leather showed that the smooth side was out-polished side out- that was the way I was looking at it WRONG!!!! rough side out works perfect---haha thanks for the brain soothing post. JWSmith