Original U.S. Civil War Body Sling with Attachment Hook for Saddle Ring Carbine c.1860-65
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice U.S. Civil War Era leather Body sling, 2 1/2" wide with large brass buckle, intended to be draped over the shoulder. Attached is a Spring-loaded Carbine Sling Swivel Hook, used to secure Saddle Ring Carbine, like a SHARPS, under the arm for use when mounted on a Cavalry Charger. This sling allowed the trooper to easily access the carbine, and also served to stabilize it against the body for single-handed shooting. This left the opposite hand left free to guide the mount.
This example even has an original inspection stamp from the U.S. Ordnance Dept:
This type of sling was used with ALL types of Saddle Ring Carbines by both the Northern Federal troops and the Confederate Johnny Rebs. In nice condition, ready to display!
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