Up for your consideration is this original Union Cavalry carbine sling from the American Civil War. We understand that this is the Holy Grail of carbine collecting and this is a really good one. Most of them that we have seen are on the Sharps Carbine.
The hardware for the sling is all brass and the mounting bracket for the hook reads Chicopee Mass. The strap is 2 and 1/4 inches wide and almost 2 feet long folded. We haven't found a marking on the leather. The leather is dry but in very supple condition for its age.
We have done nothing to it and so it comes to you just as we found it. A great piece of field equipment and a wonderful addition to your collection!Thank You for your interest! The item "Union Carbine Sling Cavalry American Civil War Chicopee J Shepard Original" is in sale since Thursday, August 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Belts & Belt Buckles". The seller is "tabletopsgalore" and is located in Bessemer, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States.