March 9th, 2017, 10:44 PM
Fire Team Leader
Join Date: Mar 2015
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.
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.
Last edited by BoltTrash; March 15th, 2017 at 06:35 PM.