The first Pattern sling made of russet leather and brass hook. This sling is about 44 long. And this is true that the sling for the 42 musket is shorter than that of the 1855. Probably one of the nicest examples still in existence.
It shows only the slightest age. I couldn't find any Arsenal marks.Has a few extra adjustment holes for the' hook'... Possibly used on an enfield rifle or hall. Extremely rare to find in any condition , a must have for advanced.
The sling is full length at 46 and retains both the original standing loop and the adjustable sliding loop. Both loops are in very good condition and remain both strong and supple with all of their original stitching present. The sling itself is of fair leather and retains a light tan with a hint of yellow color.The sling is strong and supple, with only a couple of areas of noticeable wear or crazing, mostly in the areas where the sling bent around the sling swivels that it was attached to. The sling does show some scattered light staining from oil and dirt, but nothing significant. The sling is free of any rips, tears, gouges or repairs and all of the original stitching remains intact, tight and secure. The original flat brass wire adjustment hook has an untouched mustard patina and both of the original brass brads are in place, with some lovely green verdigris around them. The only areas that show any potential weakness are the bends where the sling was previously mounted on a rifle. Overall, this is a really nice example of this would be a valuable. Addition to a high grade US rifle musket or for display on its own. Rarely will you find a. Sling for sale in any condition - let alone in this solid, unissued conditions. Display of your nearly unfitted civil war era rifle or musket. For more information on this sling please see Summer 2002 issue Military Collector and Historian, Journal of the Company of Military Historians. The item "Civil War Musket Sling ORIGINAL" is in sale since Tuesday, November 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "phmical" and is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.