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Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Carbine Sling Swivel

Carbine Sling Swivel Soldier
Carbine Sling Swivel Cavalry Private Wearing Sling
(Courtesy: Quartermaster Museum, Fort Lee, VA)

This swivel clipped to a ring set into the stock of a cavalryman's carbine. It is marked O.B. North & Co. NEW HAVEN-CT. North had contracts for 29,000 of them.

The illustration is a colorized image taken by the Quartermaster Department in 1866. The model is wearing his sling on the wrong side. He is holding a 7-Shot Spencer Carbine.


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