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Forum Name: Enfield Accessories
Forum Description: Slings, Bandoleers and any other Accessories for the Enfields
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Topic: a sling question
Posted By: FNQ303
Subject: a sling question
Date 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?

thanks in advance

Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: September 12 2020 at 6:46pm
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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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: September 12 2020 at 7:42pm
nope - your repros are generally clearly marked , as are some originals but that looks good as an original , not all were marked 

Posted By: FNQ303
Date Posted: September 13 2020 at 12:45am
thanks fellas much appreciated

Posted By: AussieShooter
Date 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. 

"Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges" - Tacitus
The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: July 28 2021 at 8:08pm
it looks pretty authentic to me , you can see the remains of the blanco , there were earlier brass fitted and later steel fitted FWTW 

Posted By: AussieShooter
Date Posted: July 28 2021 at 8:25pm
that is a nice surprise as it came installed on the rifle. Thanks for looking. 

"Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges" - Tacitus
The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates

Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: July 28 2021 at 10:44pm
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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