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Old March 1st, 2017, 09:32 AM   #1
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Boyt 44 marked sling question

I just picked up a very good condition Boyt sling marked 44 under the Boyt. I have both ends of the sling but do not have any keepers. Is anybody have a source for reasonably priced original keepers.
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Old March 1st, 2017, 09:49 AM   #2
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Other than calling Turner I'm stumped on that one. They could probably point you in the right direction.

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Old March 16th, 2017, 11:41 AM   #3
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Sarco(sarcoinc.comm 610 250 3960) has them listed with their O3 Springfield items (page "J2" in Firearm News adds. The item # is SLNG067, they run 2/$10. They are in very good condition but very dry. I believe them to be issue 1907 gear.
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Thanks for the info. After a closer inspection of the sling it turns out that both the frogs have been ground down on the edges. While the sling leather is in excellent condition it would be better suited on a hunting rifle because it is not in original military configuration.

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Someone might have ground the edges to fit them through a set of swivels.

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Thanks for the info. After a closer inspection of the sling it turns out that both the frogs have been ground down on the edges. While the sling leather is in excellent condition it would be better suited on a hunting rifle because it is not in original military configuration.

How bad is it?

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Old March 16th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #7
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Here is the sling.
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Ouch!!
I know, I know.......... when I saw it I was so excited about the condition of the leather that I did not even look at the frogs. I got it for next to nothing so no real loss. And the sling is in good condition otherwise so I have no issue putting it on a decent old hunting rifle.

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I know, I know.......... when I saw it I was so excited about the condition of the leather that I did not even look at the frogs. I got it for next to nothing so no real loss. And the sling is in good condition otherwise so I have no issue putting it on a decent old hunting rifle.
Or if you find a dried/cracked out sling then rob the frogs off it, you can still get the copper rivets.

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Or if you find a dried/cracked out sling then rob the frogs off it, you can still get the copper rivets.
Great minds think alike! I was thinking I would look into it!

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Or if you find a dried/cracked out sling then rob the frogs off it, you can still get the copper rivets.
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Great minds think alike! I was thinking I would look into it!

If that is the direction you decide too go???? I'm getting ready too chop up a BAR 10-57 MRT sling for the frogs and it still has 2 nice matching russet brown keepers.

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