CONFEDERATE CANVAS SLING

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Item Code: 2022-2315

Painted canvas Confederate accoutrements supplied by firms in Columbus, Georgia, are well documented. They were a practical and both time and cost-saving alternative to leather gear. This is a very good example of an unpainted canvas rifle sling, set up like standard Civil War slings to pass a hook around one swivel, feed it back through a loop on the other end to tighten it, and then pass the hook around the other swivel and adjust the length as necessary by hooking back it into holes along the strap. As an additional cost saving measure, the hook is made of doubled iron wire rather than brass, and leather is used only where the stress will be greatest: the standing loop on one end and a strip for the series of holes to adjust the length. All the elements – canvas, leather, and hook – are simply sewn in place.

The condition is near excellent. Some of the stitching securing the hook shows a bit of fraying, but is secure, and the leather elements show some minor scuffing and stains, as does the canvas, which is now an off-white. It is quite sturdy, however, and displays very well.  [sr]   [ph:L]

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