Help with m1 carbine sling

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  1. TrueGunNut

    TrueGunNut

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    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?

    [​IMG] <----- my sling and gun looks like this. Was the sling not used for carrying in ww2 and just to hold the oiler in?
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    Is this a different type of sling, ww2 experts?
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  2. Baba Louie

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    Loosen sling's buckle move it towards rear slot, should allow you some slack to sling up.
     

  3. banger

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    I don't get it....

    This is a joke...... right?
     
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  4. M2 Carbine

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    Maybe you could ask these guys how they adjusted their Carbine slings.

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  5. Baba Louie

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    A joke? Dunno.

    It ain't rocket science.

    TGN will figure it out.
     
  6. cyphertext

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    Maybe this will help... about the 30 second mark...

     
  7. Jason D

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    This has to be an attempt to troll.

    Do you even loosen duffel bag straps, bro?
     
  8. USMC03Grunt

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    You're kidding, right? :freak:
     
  9. TrueGunNut

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    Close the thread, I'm retarded.

    I actually looked at it for more than a minute and figured it out.
     
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  10. Baba Louie

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    Knew you could... and would.

    A photo here might ease your pain tho... :)

    Just sayin...
     
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    Just fold the tab end of the strap over the buckle slide the buckle to the rear, pulling the tab end of the strap along with it.
     
  12. banger

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    I for one am actually glad you wrote this....

    Better a mental lapse (like we have all had), than another troll on the forum.