C016879 BRITISH P37 WEB MKII STEN SUB-MACHINE GUN SLING.

BACKGROUND: In 1937, The British specified a web pattern, for use in personal equipment, made of woven waterproofed cotton, and used it though out the war. In 1942 they issued some changes such as a new frog for the mark II bayonet and increasing the height of the basic pouches to accommodate the Sten SMG magazines. Of Note: Canadian personal equipment was a direct copy of the British 1937-pattern web equipment with manufacture starting in early 1940 and distribution beginning in October of the same year. The Canadian equipment differed from its British counterpart by its yellow colored webbing and the brown paint used to cover the metal parts. The original Sten Carbine Sling was a non-adjustable sling about 36" long which was replaced by the Sten Carbine Sling Mark II that had a variable length from 26" to 55" due to the addition of a brass sliding buckle and an extra 20" of web strap.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A tan/khaki webbed canvas strap, approximately 122cm length. A brass sliding buckle is to one end, through which the other has passed, allowing the strapís length to be adjusted accordingly. To one end is a blackened metal swivel cork screw hook, while the opposite end has a blackened metal ring. Shows typical usage and wear.

GRADE ***1/2                             PRICE $30.00 (Or Best Offer)

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