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    Posted: September 12 2020 at 5:59pm
Gday all
just wondering if there is any way to get an approximate YOM for a sling that doesn't appear to have any stamp??
or does the lack of indicate a repro?




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Nowhere as much as it indicates a scrubbing to get rid of the "Blanco"!
Most repros have way, way too good a stamping! Most of the originals have fades a bit over the decades. ALL accessories from ALL manufacturers were required to be stamped with maker & year.
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nope - your repros are generally clearly marked , as are some originals but that looks good as an original , not all were marked 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AussieShooter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2021 at 6:16pm
I have a similar sling - no markings at all that I can see, but it looks similar.   Photo of the buckles attached.   I assumed it was a repo, but maybe it is original after all.   It was installed "upside down" and unfortunately scratched the wood of the rifle. 
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it looks pretty authentic to me , you can see the remains of the blanco , there were earlier brass fitted and later steel fitted FWTW 
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that is a nice surprise as it came installed on the rifle. Thanks for looking. 
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Both look original military spec. One thing to check out is that the brass isn't cracked where the hook sits.
I bought one and only noticed the crack when it was on the rifle. You don't want it to fail when you are carrying the rifle.
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