Hey guys, I started a thread a while back about the m1 carbine I picked up but have some questions about the GI sling. The thing is TIGHT. I mean, it is strapped to the side of the gun nicely but doesn't seem to be long enough to actually hang over your shoulder. I cannot even get my forearm through it. Take a look at some of these similar sling pictures. Is being this short normal for a GI sling from way back when? Or is there a way to let some slack out? <----- my sling and gun looks like this. Was the sling not used for carrying in ww2 and just to hold the oiler in? Is this a different type of sling, ww2 experts?