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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Hi All !

Am I correct in the assumption that a standard British webbing rifle sling would be used on Thompson's supplied to UK forces ?

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That's all I use and, indeed, that's what I've seen in many original photos.


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In Italy it was regular american made Thompson sling.
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I've never seen an M1928 with a US sling in British service when doing my Italy research. Doesn't mean it didn't happen - obviously, it could with the M1.


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ditto. not seen an M28 with a us made sling


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It may be the case that only Thompsons for Polish 2nd Corps had american sling, which would be strange but possible. This photo shows british dispatch rider, original photo is in War Museum so it can be checked.
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Thanks very much for the advice chaps. A cracking and irrefuteable photograph as well. I think on balance I'll put a rifle sling on it which ticks the 'typical' box as well as the I've already got one box. The US sling doesn't appear easy to aquire either. Thanks again fellows.
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Here is some info I came accross.


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You have to remember that British issue weapons had their sling swivels moved and that makes the Kerr NoBukle sling a bastid to use because its not designed for that.

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Thanks Guys

Just after 'decision made' I get an ebay 2nd chance offer on a nice used Kerr sling.

Though with adapted swivel positions that carried by the Polish soldier looks perfectly functional.

I'm tempted !
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sorry for being a bit slow and thick here guys so for my american i use the original us sling but if i incorperated it into my british kit i need to use the enfield sling ?


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just keep the american sling on it

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No, use the American sling for U.S. and a British/Commonwealth sling if you use it for British or Commonwealth, if possible using a different set of woodwork with sling swivels moved (sometimes also the swivels themselves were replaced with British pattern from the service rifle) common for Thompsons in British/Commonwealth service. I can count on the fingers of one hand the photographs I've seen of British/Commonwealth troops using the Kerr sling, about the same number as I've seen of them using M1A1 Thompsons or 30rd magazines so my advice is go with what's most common unless you are specifically portraying a documented exception.

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TALLERTHANBETTY wrote:
No, use the American sling for U.S. and a British/Commonwealth sling if you use it for British or Commonwealth, if possible using a different set of woodwork with sling swivels moved (sometimes also the swivels themselves were replaced with British pattern from the service rifle) common for Thompsons in British/Commonwealth service. I can count on the fingers of one hand the photographs I've seen of British/Commonwealth troops using the Kerr sling, about the same number as I've seen of them using M1A1 Thompsons or 30rd magazines so my advice is go with what's most common unless you are specifically portraying a documented exception.


What he said.


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JacekN36 wrote:
It may be the case that only Thompsons for Polish 2nd Corps had american sling, which would be strange but possible. This photo shows british dispatch rider, original photo is in War Museum so it can be checked.
J.

Is that not an M1/M1A1?

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Oggy wrote:
JacekN36 wrote:
It may be the case that only Thompsons for Polish 2nd Corps had american sling, which would be strange but possible. This photo shows british dispatch rider, original photo is in War Museum so it can be checked.
J.

Is that not an M1/M1A1?


I can't see a cocking handle on the side but can see something on the top. I'd lean towards M1928A1.


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