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Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

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Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby Patsy57 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:33 pm

Have a sling for an MG42 with "gan41" marked on it and im wondering if its ww2 or post war?


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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby 42rocker » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:41 pm

Love to see a pic of it.

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby JBaum » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:43 pm

Patsy57 wrote:Have a sling for an MG42 with "gan41" marked on it and im wondering if its ww2 or post war?


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A sling marked 41, for a gun adopted by the military in 42... hmmmm

Are you sure it's not an MG34 sling?
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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby Patsy57 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:09 pm

No WaA marks so not sure at all. I will post a pic soon

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby Patsy57 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:22 pm

here are some pics the marking at the front is "gan41"

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby JBaum » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:57 pm

Not a sling for an MG42. It's a Yugo sling. Wartime German slings for the MG34 and 42 were all twin-strap split sling.
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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby 42rocker » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:22 pm

Try this website for sling info

http://www.bergflak.com/Mgrem.html

If you have not been to this website make sure that you look around in it after checking out the sling info.

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby Tommygunn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:51 am

To be blunt, as the others have hinted, it is top to tail (Yugo) fake.
Only about a couple of days ago one of these slings, touted as WW2 German, sold for about $75 on Ebay.

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby pitfighter » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:41 am

Tommy,

Are they "fake" or are they Yugo military issue intended for the M53?

I just bought one (the Yugo style pictured) from Apex, as the fake/repro slings I have are useless and keep breaking (unlocking themselves from the pistol grip connector during use.)

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby Tommygunn » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:40 am

Just trying to familiarise myself with this thread. However, from memory the sling I was refering to was a genuine Yugo army M53 sling that had been blatently fiddled with to have German esque WW2 markings.
If it is sold as a replica/fake/Yugo M53 sling then not a problem.

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Re: Sling "gan41" marked post war or ?

Postby pitfighter » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:13 pm

I think they are Yugo army issue, no? - I have them on all the guns, they are good slings.


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