Wwii M1907 Leather Rifle Sling Boyt 1942 Beautiful Condition
June 23, 2019
WWII M1907 LEATHER RIFLE SLING BOYT 1942 BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. From a private WWII museum collection of over 20 years, featuring all types of original WWII period clothing, equipment and assorted military pieces, as well as a variety of reproduction items, uniforms, equipment, and European military surplus. All items have been part of a variety of WWII displays. The following item is offered for sale. WWII M1907 LEATHER RIFLE SLING – BOYT 1942 BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. ADDITIONAL 24 PICTURE GALLERY INCLUDED. FROM THE WWII MUSEUM COLLECTION. THIS IS THE CLASSIC & GETTING HARDER TO FIND. IN THIS BEAUTIFUL CONDITION. ORIGINAL WWII M1907 LEATHER RIFLE SLING. THIS SLING WAS MANUFACTURED BY. BOYT HARNESS COMPANY OF DES MOINES, IOWA. THIS IS AN EARLY WAR PRODUCTION SLING MADE IN 1942. SLING IS MAKER MARKED & DATED AS FOLLOWS. ON THE END BY THE KEEPER. 42 – (Made in 1942). MAKERS STAMP & DATE ARE NICELY EMBOSSED &. THIS SLING WOULD BE LATE 1942 PRODUCTION DUE TO THE FACT IT HAS STEEL D-RING & KEEPERS. BRASS WAS USED ON SLINGS DURING WWI PRODUCTION. DURING WWII BRASS WAS USED UP UNTIL LATE 1942, WHEN IT WAS DISCONTINUED DUE TO BRASS BEING SLATED FOR HIGH PRIORITY PRODUCTION NEEDS. THIS SLINGS STEEL KEEPERS & D-RING ARE IN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL CONDITION! SLING SHOWS VERY LIGHT WAR TIME USE ONLY. REMAINS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION WITH A GORGEOUS. MEDIUM RUSSET CHESTNUT BROWN LEATHER COLORATION. OUTER TOP SIDE FINISHED LEATHER IS IN WONDERFUL CONDITION. UNDERSIDE UNFINISHED LEATHER SIDE STILL REMAINS. IN WONDERFUL LIGHT RUSSET COLORATION. ALL KEEPERS & D-RING IN WONDERFUL FUNCTIONAL CONDITION. THE PHOTO GALLERIES SHOW THIS SLING IS IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION HOWEVER.. WE JUST COULDNT QUITE GET PHOTOS TO SHOW ITS WONDERFUL CONDITION. THIS SLING IS BETTER THAN IT LOOKS IN THE PHOTOS. AND YOULL LOVE ITS GORGEOUS CONDITION WHEN ITS IN YOUR HANDS! INTERNATIONAL MILITARY ANTIQUES SHOWS THEY SELL ORIGINAL WWII ERA RIFLE SLINGS ALONG WITH THEIR REPRODUCTION ONES.. WEVE SEEN DOZENS OF THEIR SLINGS, WITH MOST IN AVERAGE CONDITION OF A 5-6. OURS IS A TRUE 9+ ON THE SCALE SIMPLY BECAUSE ITS NOT. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WERE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY & ARE NOT INCLUDED & NOT FOR SALE. BINOCULARS, CASE M1 HELMET. 45 PISTOL HOLSTER M1 CARBINE. COLLECTORS REFERENCE BOOKS BC611 RADIO. MKII FRAG & CANISTERS. ALL KNOWN MANUFACTURERS OF THE M1907 LEATHER RIFLE SLING. Many people will tell you that all slings made in WWII had steel hardware. In fact, brass was used until late 1942 when it was conserved for higher priority items. ” Below it I believe is “1918. (Both Brass & Steel Hardware/Keepers were used during 1942 Production). BT&B CO over I. BT&B CO 1918 B. CC 1942 (CC over 1942). ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1907. ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1908 T. ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1914 T. ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL 1918 G. ROCK ISLAND over ARSENAL over 1918 over G. R-S (Rossi Saddlery Company). 1918 (unreadable inspector stamp). VBMC / 1917 / W. It is the touchstone by which all other slings are measured, including its lesser version The Webbing Sling. The M1907 sling has been around a long time. The M means Model and 1907 is the year it was adopted. It is made of a high quality russet cowhide and consists of two sections. The short strap is about two feet long, an inch and a quarter wide, and quarter inch thick. A claw hook fastened with three strong rivets is at one end and a metal D ring is sewn on by means of a loop on the other end. Between these two pieces of hardware are 16 pairs of punched holes. This is the end of the rifle that attaches to the lower sling swivel of the rifle. Until 1938 the metal parts were made of blackened brass. This was replaced by Parkerized steel, although some parts manufactured during World War II were blackened steel. The long strap is about 46 inches long with a claw hook, also called a frog, on one end and the opposite end, the feed end, rounded off. The sling weighs in at about a half of a pound. Ten pairs of holes start from the feed end and progress toward the center with another 18 pairs originating at the claw end. This leaves about 16 inches of unpunched leather in between. The long strap also includes two three quarter inch wide leather loops known as sling keepers which are used to keep loose ends tidy and the sling snug around the shooters arm. It is reeved through the forward sling swivel. Was founded in 1901, in Des Moines, Iowa, to manufacture leather saddles and harnesses, and quickly became known as the regional leader in quality products for the farmer and stockman. As word spread of the pride and craftsmanship with which Boyt products were made, the company was soon the standard bearer for leather products nationwide. B oyt expanded its line of leather products for the first time during World War I, when it contracted with the United States Government to supply leather goods to the American forces fighting overseas. These initial military contracts included Boyts first production run of gun cases, holsters, and rifle slings. At the start of World War II, the Boyt Harness Company again contracted with the U. Government to design and manufacture high quality military equipment including Jeep scabbards, holsters, ammo belts, rifle slings, canvas equipment, and paratrooper carbine cases. The production of wartime leather products made Boyt one of the largest employers in Iowa. Concerning the many different contracts Boyt Harness Company received during WWII to produce a. Wide variety of military equipment and leather goods, there was one small problem. Unfortunately, all records concerning Boyt military contracts from WWII were destroyed in a fire in 1968. Portions of some text & or historical information used for item discriptions or historical info. Is borrowed from several contributing web sites to provide as accurate info. As possile, when available. A variet of historical & reference sources are used. All this research was done by my Dad over years of collecting, thanks for all your great work Dad. ALL OTHER UNIFORM DISPLAY PIECES, LEATHER JERKINS, MAPS, WATCHES, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, GLOVES, BELTS, HOLSTERS, MANNEQUINS, HAVERSACKS, GI STOVES, REPLICA GNS, BOOKS, & ALL OTHER ITEMS NOT LISTED FOR SALE AS PART OF THIS LISTING ARE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY & ARE NOT FOR SALE. MANNEQUINS ARE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES & ARE NOT FOR SALE. SHIRTS & TIES ARE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY & NOT FOR SALE, UNLESS OTHERWISE LISTED. ALL ITEMS, DESCRIPTIONS & CONDITION ARE PROVIDED AS BEST AS POSSIBLE. SIZE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WHEN POSSIBLE BUT FIT IS NOT GUARANTEED. I WILL RESPOND ASAP. I hope others enjoy them as much as I have. If you have any issue of any kind please contact me immediately & I will work to resolve the issue. Thank you for viewing this item. To all the men & women of The Greatest Generation for their service & sacrifice during WWII and thank you to all the men & women who proudly serve or have served our country in the United States military to protect our country and our freedom. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WWII M1907 LEATHER RIFLE SLING BOYT 1942 BEAUTIFUL CONDITION” is in sale since Saturday, June 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment”. The seller is “paratroopeasy506ef” and is located in Braintree, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.