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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