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I just got my first Garand last week, a 1955 H&R Greek... Probably a dumb question, but what was the correct sling in WWII: the olive drab web slings that I see everywhere, or the 1907 style leather sling? Thanks.
 

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Either sling is correct. I have the leather sling on mine becasue I think it looks better. I do have the olive drab slings on other rifles. They are inexpensive and work fine.
 

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I've always been told that on the American Garands the M1907 leather sling was issued in WWII. The green web slings versions were mainly Korean war issue. I have no idea what the Greek standard issue sling was, but I'm guessing it was probably similar to the American M1907 sling.
 

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The '07 had pretty much passed out of use by 1954, but
I cannot bear anything else on an M1. During WW2 and
most of the Korean conflict, I have never seen a photo
of a web sling in use in an actual combat unit.

Couple of "maybes", but damned few. I prefer
modern commercials on guns I actually carry around much.
Hunter's is o.k., Uncle Mike's is quite good. The
authentic ones tend to be dry, and are quite
valuable.
 

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