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K98 Sling
K98 Sling


 
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Product Description
 
Correct embossing, width,
and stopper
Steel slides are
exact reproduction
Push sling through
loop on rear barrel
band.
Guide tip back
through the sling loop
.
Then through the
slide.
Push sling through
stock slot.
(Install retainer as
shown.


New, high quality ATF leather sling for WWII K-98 Mauser rifles. These are not sold by any other vendors- they are not the painted, stinky, piss-tanned treasures available from dozens of other companies. Our leather is properly dyed, takes oil well, and darkens quickly and easily. Our slings are the correct width (24mm), length (120cm), hand sewn, correct steel hardware, with cross-hatched embossing.

These also fit G41, G43, K43, Mkb42, MP43, MP44, and STG44 rifles.


Imported

Markings: We stamp these with "adf 1943" and a Waffenamt. However, just like on originals, the markings can be difficult to see- and once the sling is used very much, they will largely become even more faint. It's simply a characteristic of the leather- not a mistake. One of the hardest things to find in collecting is an original WWII K98, MP40 or MG sling with nice, legible markings. Normally one is lucky to even be able to see where the stamps once were, much less be able to read them.

Returns for "better markings" will simply be a refund.

Care: Just use mink or neetsfoot oil. Apply it with a rag, work it into the leather and then wipe off the excess occasionally. Do not fill a can with oil and soak leather anything for hours- most people seem to know this, but there are those special few...

The keeper conundrum

Original K98 slings have one keeper (loop). Many neophyte enthusiasts believe they have two. Why? One of the leather companies in India, who supplies numerous other militaria vendors, has mistakenly decided that two keepers were better than one- perhaps they extrapolated from M1907 slings- I have no clue. Anyway, these slings are now prevalent on dealer sites as well as in youtube videos- but this is 100% FARB- historically BS.

For those who doubt me, the images below are taken from the wartime German military manual. One can clearly see that there is only one keeper (Riemenschieber.) Wartime photos of German troops as well as looking up original slings for sale will also bear this out.
For more details on originals, see Bergflak's K98 sling page.


Original diagram from
the German manual
Schematic from the wartime
manual showing the sling
fitted to the rifle