MINTY U.S. CIVIL WAR MUSKET SLING

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Item Code: 490-3671

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This is a great example of a US contractor-made sling for use with Civil War era rifle muskets. This is a Pattern 1857 musket sling which was originally designed for the US Model 1855 rifle musket, and subsequently saw use with the Model 1861 and Model 1863 rifle muskets.

The sling has a fixed leather loop at one end and a flat brass hook on the other, which was retained by a  brass brad and a sewn flap at the end of the sling. The hook engaged one of holes along the length of the sling, which allowed the length to be adjusted. A sliding leather loop allowed the looped section of the sling to be kept tight and out of the way. The sling is nearly 48” long overall including the brass hook. The folded leather end with the brass hook is slightly tapered.

This US Pattern 1857 rifle musket sling is in very fine condition and is boldly stamped. The sling was manufactured by E. METZGER of Philadelphia. The sling also bears a strong oval US Ordnance Department inspector’s cartouche that reads in four lines: H.H. HARTZELL / U.S. / ORD. DEPT / SUB INSPECTOR.

All parts remain in remarkable unissued condition and are both strong and supple with all of their original stitching present. The sling is free of any rips, tears, gouges or repairs and all of the original stitching remains intact, tight and secure.

There is no reason the sling could not be installed on a rifle musket to enhance the display of the weapon.  [jet]  [ph:L]

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