M1907 Sling Installation Instructions
Author: Chris Guska
The M1907 Sling can be somewhat daunting at a first glance to the first time user. This photo series should help the novice decipher the "mystery" that is the M1907 sling and how to install it on a rifle.
The sling components:
There is a long strap and a short strap. The long strap has two small leather "keeper" loops on it.
Put the short strap through the rear sling swivel so that the metal O ring is nearest the stock and the side of the strap with the hooks is on the outside - with the hooks facing the stock.
Take the end of the long strap that does not have a hook on it and slide it through the O ring on the short strap. Leave one of the leather keepers on the long strap, so its in between the O ring and the metal hooks.
Slide the end of the long strap through the keeper you left on in Step 2. Hook the short strap just below the hook on the long strap.
Put the 2nd sling keeper on the long strap, then slide the end of the long strap through the front sling swivel.
Slide the long strap back through the keeper. Hook the front hook into the long strap.
This completes the basic installation of the M1907 sling on the M1 Garand. The same instructions apply to the M1903 Springfield.
The M1907 sling can be loosened and tightened (dressed) on the rifle without unhooking the sling. This can be done by grasping the long strap at the top and bottom and sliding it against itself to loosen or tighten the sling. This portion takes a bit of practice as well as "wear" on the sling. A brand new sling will not move as freely as a well used sling. This simply takes time, oil and use.
Note: The M1907 Sling illustrated in this photo series is the reproduction from At The Front. This sling is in its natural unoiled state. For more information, check out our At The Front M1907 Sling Review.
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