Original German WWII Karabiner 98 kurz K98k Leather Sling with Buckle by D & C - Kar98k
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition, totally genuine World War Two German issue leather sling for the Mauser Karabiner 98 Kurz (k98k). It is hand sewn, with steel hardware, and made of quality leather which is fully crosshatched with a border. The sling will also work for G/K43 and MP43/44.
This is a very nice solid example that retains its steel buckle (Klemmstück), with the leather guard fully intact, and a great blued finish. The buckle pin (Klemmwaltze) is in good condition, and is the later war type with smooth ends. The inside of the buckle has the correct textured surface for a more secure length adjustment. The buckle is also maker marked D & C, for Dransfeld & Co in Menden/Sauerland, one of four known subcontractors. The sling end frog (frosch) is correct and made from leather covered steel. The sliding keeper loop is present, which are often lost over the years.
The leather on this example does show some surface degradation from years of storage. It does not show much sign of actually being used, which would make the embossed texture on the leather faint, and usually cause the sling to darken in color as it got dirty and oil stained. The stitching is fully intact.
Overall very good condition, ready to upgrade an original Karabiner 98 kurz rifle. Genuine wartime slings are nearly impossible to find in serviceable condition, don't let this one pass you by!
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