Beautiful Vintage Eubanks Pioneer Leather Rifle Sling 368B QD swivels 1950-72
April 20, 2020
This is a vintage Eubanks, Boise, Idaho full leather, basket weave rifle sling. It is in excellent used condition, and comes with Quik-Detach swivels, which are in fine condition. Pioneer continued operations until 1972. So, this was made between 1950 and 1972. There are no stains, and no damage. No cracking of leather, no torn, or even feathered, stitches. The brass holders are excellent, with no oxidation (green gunk). The adjustment loop is as new. Eubanks/Pioneer went to the extra step of stitching a full-length leather backing strip on the inside of the sling. This ensured the sling would remain flat over the shoulder. Most other sling makers of the era did not do this, and over time, the shoulder area of the sling would bend into a “U” shape, which would dig into a narrow point between the clavicle and shoulder, and hurt like hell! No need to ask me how I know this… A rifle with this sling could be carried all day in comfort. The only evidence of use is at the lower adjustment area, which would be near the rifle butt swivel. That is where a hunter would hold the sling, steadying the rifle while hiking (hunters used to hike, now they sit). At that area, there is light darkening from moisture, but no cracking or splitting. This sling will last another hundred years if taken care of. Current length is 31. It can be adjusted between 29″ and 34″, overall. Will fit all popular hunting rifles, but not AR’s, SKS, or similar the sling would be humiliated if put on an AR… The item “Beautiful Vintage Eubanks Pioneer Leather Rifle Sling 368B QD swivels 1950-72″ is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Hunting\Range & Shooting Accessories\Slings & Swivels”. The seller is “buckmeister2″ and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type: Rifle Sling
- MPN: 368
- Brand: eubanks