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Old 12-06-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
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Installing M1 Carbine sling

I am new to M1 Carbines and was wondering if there is a trick to installing the sling. When you wrap the sling around the oiler and try to push it into the stock it is way to tight. Appears that I would need to tap it in with a hammer to get it to go.

Is there a trick to this? I am using a correct M1 Sling.

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Old 12-06-2005, 05:07 AM   #2
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Try starting it at an angle and use your thumbs till they feel like they are going to explode,some stocks are easier than others and I had to tap the last oiler in that I did but use common sense not to damage the stock,sling or oiler.I have pulled some in by pulling one side of the sling on the opposite side but I have a time with just about all of them I try to put a sling on.Hope this helps.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:20 AM   #3
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You guys are doing it wrong.....

Stick one end of the sling into the slot, drop the oiler in the slot, it should go easy. Then feed the other end around the oiler back through the slot. It may get real tight and you may need a small flat tip screw driver to help push it through but it will go.

I have found that post WW2 slings and the repos are "thicker" than the WW2 slings which slide through much easier.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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For that reason I have been known to flatten the 'D'-tips with a hammer so the sling installs without marking the wood. 'C'-tips should be no problem.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:58 AM   #5
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I find it best to put the oiler in the slot and then "thread" the sling in one side around the oiler (still in slot) and out the other side. Nothing on a carbine requires a hammer (except maybe front sight removal or something like that).
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:47 AM   #6
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I do it the same as Audie. And the further the oiler is pushed into its slot, the easier I find it to thread the sling through and back.

When I first got my Inland someone had secured the oiler with the snap-end of the sling. That was a job to get off.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:05 AM   #7
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When I first got my Inland someone had secured the oiler with the snap-end of the sling. That was a job to get off.
I did the same thing when I bought a sling for my carbine. I had no idea there even was a "right" way to put it on. Then I happened to notice on a tv show one guy carrying a carbine, and his sling was on the right way, so I decided to change it.
I didn't have a hard time getting it off. I guess mine is just one of the "easy" ones....
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Old 12-06-2005, 12:16 PM   #8
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it helps to remember that the carbine is just a big jigsaw puzzle...it is just about impossible to put it together wrong....of course you can always "smash" a piece in place....I like doing that to my wife when she is doing one, she gets pretty steamed about it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:46 PM   #9
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well I don't know how you guys feel about thread revival but I am completly lost on how to install this sling which end goes where how to put it in all that HELP!!
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:08 PM   #10
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The snap end goes through the swivel on the barrel band.

The sling itself makes a loop that feeds into the slot at the rear of the sling-well on the stock and is held in position by the oiler.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:15 PM   #11
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I think I got it! Ill take a picture of what it looks like to see if I got it right
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:24 PM   #12
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:26 PM   #13
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:48 PM   #14
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that's right. Now you may go on to tackle jigsaw puzzles.
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that's right. Now you may go on to tackle jigsaw puzzles.
never did like puzzles ... always tried to cut the pieces to make them fit
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #16
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It is not right. The end of the sling at the rear needs to be on the inside. You thread the end of the sling into the oiler well and place the oiler so the sling is behind it; then you thread the end through in front of the oiler. You may need to take the buckle off and reverse it. This puts the loose end on the inside next to the stock. At the front, the loose end is on the outside.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:06 PM   #17
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ok...I'm on vacation...so I am sitting here sipping a vodka and tonic and wonder what the heII you are talking about???? Green eggs and ham I am.

what???? that's looks right. And even if it isn't,, it should be. :P
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:08 PM   #18
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ok diference of opinion... so whos right?? I did it the way inland said and I fliped and threaded the buckle 3 different ways and it just doesn't work that way
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:48 PM   #19
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Well that's what you get when you do what Inland tells you to do. ,
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:33 PM   #20
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btw, the army TM from 1952 shows the sling attached exactly like it is in your pics.
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