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    Posted: October 25 2021 at 7:58am
I received a repo leather rifle sling that uses "laces" through holes to secure instead of brass screwable "rivets". Can anyone instruct me how to install? Thanks!
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If you want to use the laces I don't have a clear answer, but if you want brass screw rivets nuts they are available through Amazon.
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

I received a repo leather rifle sling that uses "laces" through holes to secure instead of brass screwable "rivets". Can anyone instruct me how to install? Thanks!
Howdy y’all’s;Any hope of a photo of the lacing hole’s your wanting to lace together.
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This maybe?
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That's it! Thanks, guys!
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Glad I could help.
Supposedly they slipped a lot & the tactic was to jam a round or two into the loop/keeper to "tighten them up" How exactly I don't know!

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The original issue leather slings are common here in New Zealand , often find them on old sporter 303's
I think hunters liked them more than the old webbing ones?  often they are in good condition considering many are up to 100 years old.
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readily accessible originals ? thats great , i had one original - had to settle for a couple repros back when , i couldnt find any still in decent condition 
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Ah , its probably because we are a bit old fashioned down here at the bottom of the world. 
We work on "the if it ain't broken, why fix / change it"   philosophy.     
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here i thought that it was all about them finding their way to our side of the pond without getting destroyed , i like your philosophy , i makes perfect sense - glad you still have them , there are many here that would love to have one 
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yeah - me included!
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I put that rifle sling on my No5. Probably not the right person for that style, but I like it!
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The leather sling was still being produced and issued with the No1 Mk3* in Australia right into World War II. They still pop up from time to time. I have a brand new one with maker mark B&C and D arrow D issue mark dated 1942. Unfortunately it will stay brand new. The leather slider loop has shrunk over time and it's near impossible to fit the sling back through it. It's a nice piece to have with my as new 1945 Lithgow though. Smile
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