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    Default Found a couple slings, help, one's dark grey

    Found these slings in a bag with a lot of MN accessories. The grey one is wider, don't know what it's for. Unmarked, but the green one is.
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    Dark-colored belts were used in the Navy.




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    Thanks! You have some nice ones!
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    Nice slings, one is even pre-war. if my old eyes see the stamp "1934" right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kh View Post
    Nice slings, one is even pre-war. if my old eyes see the stamp "1934" right?
    Yes. It is in mint condition. Unissued I guess.
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    It can't be 1934. Or we all have bad eyes, and read 1954 as 1934 (I'm also), or stamp is fake ( I saw a number of original slings and pouches with fake stamps)
    it's a typical postwar sling. Prewar webbing slings are very rare and look differently (their production was started in 1936-1937 in very limited numbers)
    Also, such stamp pattern was used during late 1940's - 1950's
    Earliest known date for the webbing slings from this factory is 1945. And 1945-1946 stamps looked different

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    Post 1947 stamp pattern
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    Great info again, Ratnik!
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    Thank you Ratnik. Must be a 5. Don't think somebody would fake something that doesn't exist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirCommando View Post
    Thank you Ratnik. Must be a 5. Don't think somebody would fake something that doesn't exist!

    Well, it's prohibited to post link at live auctions, but you can check listing 274353009081 at Ebay. Legit postwar sling, that was originally unmarked, with fake stamp

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