MG42 sling? whats this?

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MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby Orion Arms » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:27 pm

i have a sling that i thought was for an mg42. it looks just like the 42 sling but it has the clasp hook on both ends. what is this sling for?

in this link it shows the ends i have.
http://www.ima-usa.com/product_info.php/cPath/14_212_67/products_id/330

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Re: MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby tomcatshaas » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:48 pm


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Postby Orion Arms » Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:27 pm

that looks like it. now i need to find a good deal on a 42 sling.

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Re: MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby longhorn109 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:33 am

If you want a good original sling then expect to pay $150 and up. I bought one on ebay from npm83 for $110, unfortunately the sling I got was not the sling in the picture. About 8 inches of one strap was very dry, almost to the point of being able to snap it.

Try contacting Bergflak (via a pm) or Ryan Schnee (via his web site) as they may be able to help. I am very pleased with the slings I got from Bergflak.
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Re: MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby tomcatshaas » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:41 am

Bergflak told me yesterday he was all out of MG42 slings as of yesterday.

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Re: MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby Blanksguy » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:54 am

If you notice the "sling" pictured on the IMA "link" above......that is a "Post-War" Yugo sling....I can't see the clip on other end to tell you if it is for the MG34 or MG42...but definately "Post-War" due to the "Hook-Style" on the other end.

The slings that MARSTAR's web-page is now showing appear to all have the "Post-War" end-hooks and not the WWII German style hooks as my photo below shows.
(NOTE: The three at the top of each photo are the "Weapon-Sling" end-hooks that attach to the underside of the barrel-jacket.).

If I remember correctly....the "Ammo-Can" slings had a "Hook" of a slightly different design than these....and it was on both ends.

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Postby TOM R » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:34 pm

the sling with hooks on each end is also used with the buttstock assault sling kits i used to make up
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Re: MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby Orion Arms » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:00 pm

it looks like io is selling a cheap knock off.
did they ever use canvas on these?

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Re: MG42 sling? whats this?

Postby DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:09 pm

No, canvas was probably never used. The canvas slings are believed to be postwar slings wrongfully labeled DAK ("Afrika Korp) slings. Stick with the properly replicated leather slings for repros or seek an original leather sling if you can afford one.
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