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Old January 9th, 2017, 04:29 PM   #1
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1907 sling newbe, is this setup correct?

I watched several videos on setting this sling up and using it. I like this guys set up.

I'm not shooting matches, just learning. My sling is a Turner NM
Thanks for the input.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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The method he shows in the video is a "way," but not the standard way for use in High Power matches. If it works for the shooter that is the important part, but in the traditional method you will have 3 pieces of leather through one forward keeper on the forward part of the sling. The rear part of the sling does not have to be attached to the rifle for sitting, prone, but is required to be attached fully in off hand and not allowable to be used as a support method. I can see with the video that his system does provide that needed support to the rifle, may give it a try.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #3
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If the small picture is your rifle, then yes, you have the sling set up correctly per military manuals.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 07:05 PM   #4
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In your picture it looks like you have 3 layers through the front keeper. Pull the short end back out and turn it back on itself. Keepers are only intended for two layers to pass through them.

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The picture with your rifle is basically the same as my setup. Although I have no idea how you managed to jam one of the keepers through 3 pieces of leather. The keepers on my Turner sling are still really tight.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #6
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I slid the front keeper back some so it is only two layers of leather through it. It did take some elbow grease to get theee layers into the keeper! Thanks fellas!

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Old January 10th, 2017, 04:06 AM   #7
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I watched several videos on setting this sling up and using it. I like this guys set up.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ozlcitmEBSU

I'm not shooting matches, just learning. My sling is a Turner NM
Thanks for the input.
Per the manual:



Turner has a nice website with info:

How to attach the M1907 sling

How to use the M1907 Sling

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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:32 AM   #8
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SA762,

The front keeper should NOT interfere with adjusting the length of the sling, and the front keeper should go over only 2 pieces of the strap.

I have my sling rigged similar to LYSANDER, but with the direction of the long strap reversed. And also with the metal frog of the long strap on the bottom.

The important parts of a sling to make it work well are:
1) strong metal frogs
2) sturdy leather
3) a strong and tight rear keeper that locks the sling around your arm, and that doesn't slip

When detaching the sling from the rear swivel, ALWAYS insert the frog back into holes on the short strap. That frogs will grab onto pant leg, shoe laces, etc. and have you dancing around on 1 foot!
There's probably a youTube video somewhere!

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Old January 10th, 2017, 07:39 AM   #9
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Turner makes such good stuff


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Old January 10th, 2017, 04:52 PM   #10
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Jim Owens has a good book called "The Leather Sling". I bought it since I'm getting into High Power. It goes through setting it up (which I've found there are different ways) and also using the sling in various positions.
http://www.jarheadtop.com/
I like having a book as a resource.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 05:28 AM   #11
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Thanks for posting the information on rifle slings ,I am currently deciding which sling to go with on my rifle .i won't be competing in HP but just shooting for my own enjoyment .i think I am going with the Turner leather as I might not be a shooter but at least I will look good trying .

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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:50 AM   #12
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I do it alittle different with the keepers but the route that Mike took in the video with how he mounted it is exactly how I do it. If that make sense.. lol. Btw, mikem0331 in the video is a member here and is/was a scout sniper. Not sure where he is now tho'...

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Old January 11th, 2017, 07:43 AM   #13
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Although there are several ways to skin a cat, there aren't nearly that many ways to rig a M1907 sling.

Rigging the Service rifle Sling - (Ray Brandes)

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Old January 16th, 2017, 10:03 AM   #14
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Actually Jim Owens book on slings shows 3 pcs going through the keeper. A somewhat larger keeper is sold by Leslie Tam for that purpose. One keeper above the frog and one below and to adjust you pull it as a unit. For a new stiff leather sling it is tough to do at first but after some use it becomes very easy to make adjustments/tighten or loosen.

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