Civil War Slings

 

Pictures and information courtesy of Art Sowin

This is an original Civil War rifle sling in unused condition.  Never had any leather conditioners or coatings put on it.  The black dye has faded off through the years.  The leather remains supple.  Marked E.A. Crossman & CO. Newark N.J. and J.C. Miller U.S. Ord. Dept Sub Inspector.  It will fit .69 caliber conversions and Mississippi and Zouvae rifles.

 

 

** Also seen this style sling with sub inspector "H. H. HARTZELL" **

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Another Civil War Type Sling

Pictures and information courtesy of Eileen Conner

Measures 47" long x 1 1/8" wide, this length is longer then a standard musket sling so may be for a Sharps, Spencer or Henry type of rifle or some other weapon that requires a longer sling, we do not know. It is not a cavalry support strap and appears to be identical to the standard musket sling except for the length. This sling came from Bannerman's Island in the 1960's.

 

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1862 Richmond Rifle Sling?

From Anonymous Donor

The sling was on a 1862 Richmond rifle when bought from a private party in NC in 1993(?).  The man I bought it from had inherited the rifle from his father.  Where it came from before that I do not know. How long the sling was with the rifle or when it was made I do not know.  It also does not appear to be complete and was not attached in the usual manner, i.e. not attached to both sling swivels.  It is conceivable that it is a homemade or non-regulation CS sling, being that it is canvas with some leather fittings instead of the usual all leather, but I have no way of knowing.

 

More Richmond Rifle Sling Pictures

Pictures and information courtesy of Charlie Norman

THIS IS A CONFEDERATE CANVAS AND LEATHER RIFLE SLING FOR A RICHMOND RIFLE MUSKET.THIS AUCTION IS FOR THE RIFLE SLING ONLY,THE RICHMOND PISTOL-CARBINE IS NOT FOR SELL, DISPLAY ONLY.LEATHER WAS SCARCE,SO THESE SLINGS WERE MADE OF DOUBLE THICK CANVAS,WITH LITTLE LEATHER.

 

 

 

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Civil War Battlefield Sling Relics

Pictures and information courtesy of Butch Mayes

A Civil War Carbine sling buckle.  This is a heavy solid brass Militia Carbine Gun Sling Buckle. With (made in ENGLAND) stamped on the back. This buckle was found at Spring Hill Tennessee in a Confederate Camp.

 

Pictures and information courtesy of www.samwhiterelics.com

This is a pretty, carbine sling buckle with the bat wing sling tip. The buckle is marked T.J.SHEPPARD E.Gaylord Chicopee Mass. The buckle appears to have been found in water as it is VERY clean and does not have alot of "ground action".

 

 

Pictures and information courtesy of Jerry Jackson of Confederate States Military Antiques    1082842741

 

 

This is a small GA. Frame I think was used for a sling buckle. Only two known and I found them both. Found at an out post at Thompson Station, Tennessee on the Railroad.

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Picture and information courtesy of Tomtex

A Texas soldier had some time on his hands and so decided to carve himself a Musket Sling Hook out of some lead.

 

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