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Old 01-10-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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MG34/42 Sling?

Hey guys,

Has anybody made a custom MG34/42 sling? I'm not happy with the accuracy of the (older) DML one and I'm thinking about making one.

I was looking at this page: MG42 stuff

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Old 01-10-2008, 11:50 AM   #2
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I did, Ed - I used brass tubing, plastic and wire for the new linkage on the handgrip and re-cut leather for the sling.
I can dig up the old post if you want it-
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I did, Ed - I used brass tubing, plastic and wire for the new linkage on the handgrip and re-cut leather for the sling.
I can dig up the old post if you want it-
Thanks, I'd love to see it. Were you happy with the result?
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:46 PM   #4
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Found it.

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:10 AM   #5
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What about sparebarrel carriers? That is one needed item that has been missing for ages
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:37 AM   #6
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Single barrel carriers have been around before, I have extras. Two barrel carriers are a missing item that needs to be made.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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Re: MG34/42 Sling?

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Hey guys,

Has anybody made a custom MG34/42 sling? I'm not happy with the accuracy of the (older) DML one and I'm thinking about making one.

I was looking at this page: MG42 stuff

Ed
Positive. I make this sling: handsewn heavy hide & original hardware.
$50.00 + shipping
www.hetmanmilitaria.com
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:57 PM   #8
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Two barrel carriers are a missing item that needs to be made.
I have been patiently waiting for years for one of the major manufactures to release one of these, would be a great addition to the collection
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #9
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A question:does the new metal DID MG 42 have the correct strap and linkage?
If you have to make your own, the linkage is a bit tricky but with a selection of brass tubing sheet styrene and some patience you can so it-
If Antoni has a good sewn strap and the correct linkage, $50 might be a reasonable price for such a time-consuming task.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
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I think that the $50 is for a 1:1 sling , having looked at the pics?
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:39 PM   #11
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I think you're right, Kev...either that or it's the perfect 1/6 sling!
It's a good reference for scratch-builders of the sling-
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