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Texled MG34/42 Sling
Texled MG34/42 Sling

: $99.99


Product Description

Made with American leather-
not Asian water buffalo

Fits both MG34 and MG42

Correct maker & WA markings

Clips to MG42 barrel jacket

Locked to '42 grip

Attachment to MG34 barrel jacket

...and pistol grip

Compared to a mint condition
original WWII sling
Saddled stitched by hand
with waxed cord
Same width, length, color, etc

Yes, both guns in the photos are "real". Why does that amaze so many people? Anyway...

Brand new reproduction slings for MG34's and MG42's. Our slings are nothing like the $25 water buffalo junk sold elsewhere- these are our own creations and we only use the best materials available. There are no other reproduction German MG slings like them- with a bit of wear and tear, they will likely pass as original. They are more expensive than the other options, but for weapons that cost thousands (or tens of thousands of dollars), it's hardly outrageous.

Our leather is Hermann Oak 8-9 oz. American cowhide- they're products are the most consistent and highest quality we could find. After inspecting the hides, and trimming off any questionable sections, we spray them a custom mixed light tan color and strap cut in 25mm strips. These are checked again, cut to length and paired. The hardware was custom made from original examples that I culled from a rotted WWII sling.

The parts are then sent overseas for assembly- hand stitched, using heavy waxed cord just like originals. (We occasionally sew a few here to fill in, but the other guys are much better at it than us.) When we receive the final assemblies, they are culled a third time, and finally stamped with period correct markings, in this case "gyb 1943" (Bauer, Wilhelm, Friedrich, G.m.b.H., Lederwarenfabrik, Offenbach a. M.) with its corresponding Waffenamt code.

The pistol grip clasp is the universal size that will fit both MG34's and MG 42's.

Fit Note: I have found that the slot on some M53's (Yugo MG42's) trigger groups is .5mm smaller in diameter than those in German MG's. This means it's exactly the same as the shaft on the sling buckle, thus a very tight fit. Working the shaft with some emery cloth will help cure that- or change to a German trigger pack.

Care: An occasional coat of mink oil, neetsfoot or shoe grease is all these need. The leather is full aniline so it will darken readily with exposure, handling, and oiling.

According to US Commerce Department law, we can call these "Made in USA", (the majority of the cost is incurred here) but it's actually only a partial truth, hence...
Partially assembled overseas with American and imported parts.MG-34 MG-42 mg42 mg34 mg-34 mg-42