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Old March 9th, 2017, 10:44 PM   #1
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10/65 USGI-1907 SLING - Old Stock in Orig Wrap.

Received a number of PM's from members requesting information on the
10/65 USGI-1907 SLING 'Old Stock' In Dated Original Wrap and thought I'd offer some information and photos for member reference.

Specifically:

1.) There was -No-Zip-Zero-Nada- US, Date, or MRT stamps on this sling.

2.) The sling came fully assembled, and was unquestionably USGI.

3.) The leather was dry (a undyed, white-ish color) and the sling in serviceable condition

While some have kept the sling in the original wrap, I opted to judiciously cut open and save the wrap and mount my sling on a SAI M1A Stock.

After removing and disassembling the sling, it was:
a.) wiped (lightly rubbed-in) down (X2) with "Armor All Leather Gel,"
b.) -set aside for 24 hours and then-
c.) wiped down (X2) with Howard's Feed-N-Wax (blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil.)

I use Howard's on wood, metal and leather, antique and/or modern, firearms and all. Other's mileage may vary.

Others asked for a few file photos:

Please see attached... Click on photos to enlarge for better detail.

I am duly advised and stand corrected that 1960 (not 1965 as previously noted) was the year that the M14 was officially adopted by the USMC.

I trust this information and the photos will be found useful.
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Whomever is advising you that 1965 was the year the USMC adopted the M14 rifle does not know what he is talking about. The Marine Corps adopted the M14 in 1960 and began issue to the FMF in early 1962.

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Whomever is advising you that 1965 was the year the USMC adopted the M14 rifle does not know what he is talking about. The Marine Corps adopted the M14 in 1960 and began issue to the FMF in early 1962.
With my thanks, your advisement has been duly noted, without reserve, and a correction to the body and content, has been made.


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1965 was the last year infantry units in 'Nam were issued the M14 though...

from Wikipedia:

Springfield Armory records reflect that M14 manufacture ended as TRW, fulfilling its second contract, delivered its final production increment in fiscal year 1965 (1 July 1964 – 30 June 1965). The Springfield archive also indicates the 1.38 million rifles were acquired for just over $143 million, for a unit cost of about $104.

Kinda funny how times change, as the $104 price tag was probably more than it would cost for a civilian to buy a similar rifle back then, but here we are paying 20+ times that much for the same/similar weapons system 50 years later!


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1965 was the last year infantry units in 'Nam were issued the M14 though...
I'm not clear what this statement means. Marine units began deploying to Vietnam beginning in 1965 and all were equipped with the M14. In Spring of 1967 Marine units in Vietnam began to be issued M16 rifles.

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