Rifle sling hardware
Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:47 PM
Posted 10 December 2009 - 06:31 PM
Ohio travel bag seem to be popular for cool hardware too.
If you are in US?
Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:33 PM
Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:43 AM
Posted 11 December 2009 - 06:14 PM
Particle, The picture you posted looks like what I had in mind. How do you adjust the length? Can you post a picture of the way you did it?
Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:19 PM
The narrow belt portion is skived down to a thin taper, then stitched between the wider layers at the shoulder portion.
I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow if I can.
Posted 12 December 2009 - 07:45 AM
No need for a picture now. I was over-complicating the whole thing. Someone dropped off a nylon "store bought" sling with all kinds of adjustments and attachments on it that I guess aren't really needed. I guess it's time to get in the shop and start cutting leather!
Posted 12 December 2009 - 03:36 PM
As you can see, the shoulder area is suede (front and back), double stitched.
The narrow portion of the strap is a single layer of leather with the rough backing exposed, single stitched for aesthetics.
The keeper is stitched to carry on the aesthetics, and the ends of the keeper are riveted together with small brass rivets. The strap is adjustable with a large hole spacing, and is secured with brass Chicago screws. The sling swivel is a basic variety, available at your local firearms supply store.
The next two pictures show that the shoulder portion is actually three layers - two suede layers, and a center piece of the same thickness. One layer of the suede is skived away to aid in folding the end of the strap. Again, secured with a single Chicago screw.
And finally, you can see how the center layer of the shoulder strap is skived away on the opposite end and the single layered belt portion is also skived down - the two skived pieces are overlapping and the suede continues on another inch so it can all be secured with stitching.
All in all, there is nothing special about this particular sling. However, I personally feel it's one of the nicer ones I've seen because of the suede and double stitching. The majority of the straps you'll find in the big-box stores only have single stitching.
Edited by particle, 12 December 2009 - 03:40 PM.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 07:52 AM
After giving this some more thought and then seeing your pictures, it got me to thinking about what the best type of padding that could be used and how would it be attached? I would think it would need to be easy to clean and maintain after being out in hunting conditions. What do you folks recommend?
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:48 AM
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