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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:24 pm 
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As everyone knows original Turkish slings are impossible to find and they used anything and everything. I want to make a replica of the "double thong" type sling as accurately as I can using some vintage leather. My question is, does anyone have an original sling that they could get a couple measurements from? I need to know how many holes each end has, their distance apart from one another, and at what distance the holes start. The width and length are everywhere online. From original photos, the madsterz replica, and a few sources online (rollanet mainly) it looks like it has two holes on one side (muzzle end), and 4 or 5 holes on the butt end. I know it's a stretch seeing as most are rotten and I have never personally seen an original, but figured I would ask anyway! I would like to make a guide for others to follow but want it to be as accurate as possible.

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I have an original sling on my M1903 Turk Mauser. It is black as are the 2 tie strings, 1/8” thick, 56 1/8” long, and each of the 4 corners are cut off at a 45 degree angle, ¼” from the ends. The holes are 3/8”” diameter.

Because of the variations between holes, I’d say they were punched by hand rather than machine, maybe just using a simple jig.

From one end the hole pairs are:
¾” 1 ½”
5 1/8” 6 1/8”
9 7/8” 10 ¾”
15 7/8” 16 ¾”
19 5/8”” 20 5/8”

From the other end:
5/8” 1 ½”
4 1/8” 5”
16 ½” 17 3/8”
19 5/8” 20 ½”

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:11 pm 
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nrobertb wrote:
I have an original sling on my M1903 Turk Mauser. It is black as are the 2 tie strings, 1/8” thick, 56 1/8” long, and each of the 4 corners are cut off at a 45 degree angle, ¼” from the ends. The holes are 3/8”” diameter.

Because of the variations between holes, I’d say they were punched by hand rather than machine, maybe just using a simple jig.

From one end the hole pairs are:
¾” 1 ½”
5 1/8” 6 1/8”
9 7/8” 10 ¾”
15 7/8” 16 ¾”
19 5/8”” 20 5/8”

From the other end:
5/8” 1 ½”
4 1/8” 5”
16 ½” 17 3/8”
19 5/8” 20 ½”

Good Luck.

Thank you for the info! That's a huge help and very useful measurements i haven't seen anywhere else. Im just trying to get an understanding here, but you say "pairs", are there holes side by side like on a 1907 pattern sling? Or do the holes start 3/4" of an inch from the end, then the next hole is 1 1/2" from the end, then 5 1/8" from the end, etc. Meaning the sling would have 18 holes total?

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A hole is 3/4" of an inch from the end, then the next hole is 1 1/2" from the end, then 5 1/8" from the end, etc. Meaning the sling has 18 holes total. They are in a line parallel to the length of the sling.

Like this:

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