I have a few 2007 AK slings with clips at both ends. On the butt stock end, the D-ring is larger to fit the belt, and you could remove the D-ring with clip and it would be like any other sling. It is much easier to leave it on and have clips at both ends which is probably why the russians make them like this now. OTK stamp and date stamps are strong and clear, i'll post a few pics later. 30.00 plus 3.00 shipping. no fee PP or M.O. Also, I have a few OTK cale mustard color slings from the 80s, any slings 2 for 60.00 shipped.