This is an original leather sling from a Krag. This sling type can and was used on other rifles in the later 1800s. It has very good brass hardware and very good leather. The keeper stitching is very strong. The leather is strong and will easily hold the weight of a rifle, including the keepers. The leather has medium and darker medium brown colors. The leather is firm and pliable with some minor wear spots. About 1/3 of the frog keeper holes have a minor surface crack and there is one near the frog. Areas that look like wrinkles are minor surface cracks. There is an extra pair of frog keeper holes in-between two other pairs. They look like the other holes so this may just be a factory error that adds something rare and unique to the sling. Very nice looking sling. It measures approximately 67 ½ inches inches. The backside of the leather looks very good. The item “ORIGINAL LEATHER US MILITARY KRAG, TRAPDOOR & SPRINGFIELD RIFLE SLING” is in sale since Saturday, May 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Spanish-Amer War (1898-1902)\Original Period Items”. The seller is “scoutbovat2013″ and is located in Glenmont, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Bianchi cobra grande model 74 floral tooled leather rifle sling with thumbhole and blued steel swivels. Shearling inside shows some loss—see photos and vertrigris removed around brass eyelets. Currently at 32 inches and looks to have 5-6 inches more left to extend.. Fresh from local estate. Corners are solid———see photos for details. Gun parts should be installed, fitted and checked by a competant gunsmith. The item “Bianchi 74 cobra grande floral tooled leather sling swivels thumbhole” is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Hunting\Range & Shooting Accessories\Slings & Swivels”. The seller is “cutekitten2″ and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.