I think the members here have pretty conclusively established the use of the web sling in the ETO as early as 1944. The leather M1907 sling and variants thereof were the salient slings during World War II, and virtually the only ones used in combat. ) anywhere near a combat zone showing web slings on the rifles..." Placing his opinion that my sling was not original aside, he was suggesting that based on his photos that few rifles had a web slings in use, and so he believes that they weren't used in combat much if at all.In about 45 years of looking, I have clearly identified precisely TWO photos which MAY show M1 Garands (or even '03's or other rifles in U. I think the members of this forum found some more pictures, but the pictures look to me to be late 1944 or early 1945 so he is right that the predominant slings were leather M1907s for most of WW2.However, I think he is wrong that web slings were not used in WW2 combat much.

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tsellati, Here is my M1 web sling... I have to admit that I am not inclined to buy Mr.

Thompson's books based on what he posted here only then to never return.

V/RPaul Edited by paul1440, 23 December 2009 - AM. Thompson was not interested in other evidence and points of view on this interesting subject.

He has not been seen in these parts in about 18 months. The GI web slings used during World War II on Garands saw virtually NO combat, ...

If you will look closely at the forward sling swivel you will see that he is using a canvas M1 Garand sling on his 1928 Thompson. Happy, Check my post a few above yours. It is OD3, which is I believe commonly called khaki among collectors of WW2 USGI items. But it isn't khaki as seen on a pair of pants from The Gap, either. I reposted the picture via photobucket - I can't see it because work IT blocks photobucket, among others. Gentlemen, One more photo of the web sling in use during WWII, and a well known one: Gus I have an original WW2 web sling and it came on my 03A3.

I reposted the picture via photobucket - I can't see it because work IT blocks photobucket, among others. It was rebuilt in '44 as the barrel is dated 3-44 and the sling is MRT marked and dated '44.

The rifle has the original FJA cartouche on the stock as well as the SA rebuild stamp.

This makes Thompson's statement, for lack of a better expression, ridiculous.

The only web M1 sling(that comes to mind) that saw little to no use was the version with the raised bar on the clamp and that we have a photograph of being used.