Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Cavalry Equipage

Carbine Sling
Carbine Sling

The sling was made of black leather and was 56 inches long and two and one-half inches wide. The swivel clip at the end attached to a ring mounted on the stock of the carbine. The carbine sling was first introduced in this form in 1839 and remained in use relatively unchanged until a new model was introduced in 1885. The sling is pictured with the swivel run down to the end generally worn on the shoulder. The "bat wing" at the end of the belt should point downward rather than upward when worn.

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