Thompson Sub Machine Gun Sling

a.k.a M1914 Sling

 

Picture and information courtesy of  Lawrence Heiskell

This is the correct M3 sling for the WWII M1, M1A1 or 1928A1 US Military Thompson.  It is marked R.I. ORD Center 1945. An example can be seen on page 193 of the new book American Thunder: The Military Thompson Submachine Guns by Frank Iannamico.


Diagram courtesy of Frank Iannamico of www.machinegunbooks.com

Diagram of the Kerr Thompson sling

 

Original Kerr Sling Installation Pamphlets

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Pamphlet 1 - Page 1 (Just a title page)

Pamphlet 2 - Page 2 (Installation on a US Model 1903 Rifle)

 

Pamphlet 2 - Page 1 (Installation on a US Model 1917 Rifle)

Pamphlet 2 - Page 2 (Shooting Instructions with a US Model 1917 Rifle)

 

Picture and information courtesy of  Brad Smardo

Sling Length - *43 inches

Sling Width -  1 1/4 inch

Same type sling as the first one, different angle.  *The Thompson sling is 1 1/4 inches wide and is actually made out of two pieces of web. The short piece is 14 1/2 inches long and the adjustable end has a total length of 43 inches.

 

Picture and information courtesy of BestPawn

NOBUCKL sling stamped "Pat'd 7 21 of 1914

 

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Picture and information courtesy of Battleground-Militaria

Many web WW2 items in the post war period were sent through a process called Mildew Resistant Treatment (MRT) and were simply marked with "MRT" and the date (usually late 1950's or early 1960's). This sling is unusual in that the marking reads "Mildew Proofed - RI Ord. Center" and bears the very early date for this process of 1948.

 

 

Picture and information courtesy of Lawrence Heiskell

This is the late version of the Thompson Submachine Gun sling. It is Olive Drab in color and the metal is parkerized. It appears unissued and is in excellent condition. When supplies of the khahi sling were out Thompsons were issued with the Olive Drab sling. This would be the correct sling for a late WWII M1A1 Thompson.

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