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 Post subject: Proper sling for M1917
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Does anyone know what was the actual type of sling the US used on our 1917 Enfields? Were they leather or the British cloth web type?


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The typical sling used was the standard M1907 leather sling. A few used the Kerr web sling.


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 Post subject: 1917 Enfield sling type
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I agree that the leather type with the two claws that you see on Springfields was probably the most common on the 1917. I chose to put a reproduction Kerr type sling on mine. I really like the Kerr sling.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:02 pm 
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i put an aftermarket claw hook sling on my rifle because i like to carry it on my shoulder. :)


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The claw sling probably looks the most correct but I really like the adjustment procedure with the Kerr sling. It is a marvel of good design.

Check it out here:

http://armscollectors.com/17sling/

Here is mine:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:34 pm 
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that looks nice. i'd have to order online to get a Kerr sling.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:50 pm 
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Leonide wrote:
that looks nice. i'd have to order online to get a Kerr sling.

I bought mine on ebay from a seller called "what_price_glory. "His name was Jerry Lee from Salinas,Califorinia. I think he actually makes these repros. I should tell you that the proper sling for the model of 1917 is longer than other Kerr no-buckel slings...even longer that the Springfield 03 sling. I tried one from Numrich Gun Parts but it was much too short. Of course they allowed me to return it for a full refund.

The length for the longest section of a Kerr sling that is made for the Model of 1917 must measure at least 52" if it is laid out straight. This is because the distance between the swivels on a model of 1917 is two inches longer than a Springfield 03 and that forward section of the sling is run almost tripled when installed. So if you do find one you want to buy be sure to get the right length for your rifle. If you do try one you will be amazed how easy and quick it is to adjust once you figure it out.

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I wish I had found this forum a few weeks ago...Boy oh boy have I had questions...

I bought a 17 a few months ago and a week ago I finally bought a reproduction 1907 sling from Sarco stamped Hoyt 1917. It was only after that I thought I should have gotten a Kerr but I'm use to the 1907 and really, IMHO, like the looks of the leather vs canvas. But I do like the looks of the Kerr on the 17. :)

Now to find one stamped with 1943 for my 03A3 :thumb:

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Resurrecting an old thread here, I know. I just replaced the old leather 1907 type sling on my M1917 rifle with a Kerr reproduction.
I shoot this rifle using the sling, and I was afraid of breaking the 100 year old leather.
I really like this sling! $25 well spent I think. And I don't have to worry about counting holes any more. This is a great design!
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Thanks Dale!


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Well it's either that or used by the guards at RCA!!!

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rangerbluedog,

I've got a reproduction Kerr on my M1917 too. Just looks right on a '17.

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A while ago I got an Enfield No4 Mk1*. I came with a leather sling. I finally identified it as an M1917 sling.

So I went out an bought an M1917 Eddystone.

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the leather sling is the M1907 , the kerr sling is the M1917 , the brass claws on the M1907 were generally WWI and the steel claws were generally WWII

M1907 - brass claws ,

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M1907 - steel claws ,

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M1917 kerr sling ,

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