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Posted: 2/25/2006 1:22:25 PM EDT
Anyone know where I can buy a standard issue USMC sling like the green cotton ones used in boot camp?

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:24:49 PM EDT
Orion 7, green or tan reproductions

BTW you are old, they've been black nylon for years!

Semper Fi

SoS
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:27:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
Orion 7, green or tan reproductions

BTW you are old, they've been black nylon for years!

Semper Fi

SoS



Afraid not the new ones are Green.

Iron Brigade Armory
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:27:41 PM EDT
Local military surplus store.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:53:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC88-93:

Originally Posted By SteelonSteel:
Orion 7, green or tan reproductions

BTW you are old, they've been black nylon for years!

Semper Fi

SoS



Afraid not the new ones are Green.

Iron Brigade Armory
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Thanks! Just ordered one from IBA.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:09:32 PM EDT
Damn I am the old one now!

They even went back to cotton? That's a suprise.

SoS
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:28:35 PM EDT
what decade are you referring to?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:39:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By johnrj:
what decade are you referring to?


This one.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:55:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 3:57:59 PM EDT by USMC88-93]
While the sling Accord bought may not be the exact genuine article, yes they are green. Youe have to color coordinate your MARPAT dont you know.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 1:03:31 PM EDT
Ok, the old WW2 and korea were OD cotton.
Some Viet nam era were green nylon
then they were black nylon when I went to boot in the 80s
now they are green again

Are the current ones nylon or cotton? They say the cotton was better for not slipping off the shoulder but I have zero first hand experience with them.

I have an M1 and a 1903 that I would like the reproduction cotton type for and I wouldn't mind a new green issue one as one of my Colt's has a Colt shooting sling on it that is limiting.

SoS
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:28:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 1:37:43 PM EDT by GunnyG]
CJ Weapons ( www.cjweapons.com/ ) has black cotton USGI slings in stock for $11.95. I ordered 3 on the evening of the 23rd and they arrived today.

www.cjweapons.com/aspcart45/prodetails.asp?prodid=396&start=1



FWIW, I had black when I went to boot camp in '84, have seen mixture of black and green ones appear from the supply system. I like Black on my EBR's, Green on my green AR-10, and Brown Leather on my 03's, M1 and M1A.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:37:27 AM EDT
I buy mine at gun shows.
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