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Sling Repair

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:50 pm
by nrobertb
Does anyone have a good idea of how to repair an authentic old sling, hopefully something not too obtrusive?

Re: Sling Repair

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:00 pm
by Ghoulardi
don't know that rifle sling is for, mauser?. but I bet you can find another one just like that on the net. that old sling looks like a lot of old sling I come across on the net

only way I see you can repair that sling is to sew it together using a old piece of leather the same width as the sling to reinforce it. where it broke is where it was folded in half. so that is a "out of the way place"

Re: Sling Repair

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:00 pm
by nrobertb
i MAY DO THAT. The one pictured is for a Danish Krag, but the one I want to repair is for a Type 30 Arisaka.

Re: Sling Repair

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:37 pm
by PennsylvaniaRifleman
I have an old-school shoe repair shop in my town with a leather-smith that loves projects like that. I know shoe-repair shops are a vanishing breed, but it might be worth an try if you have one nearby.

Re: Sling Repair

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:32 pm
by BigMau
Ditto on the shoe repair shoe or someone that does custom leather craft work?? How about Tandy Leather Co.?? https://www.tandyleather.com/en/

Re: Sling Repair

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:02 am
by nrobertb
I ended up taking it to the local shoe repair place and they did a nice job of reinforcing it and rejoining it with a thin piece of leather.