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Old July 19, 2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Sling a 98 Mauser with commercial sling

I have a K98 Mauser with side sling slot on the butt. I want to sling it to make it easier to carry but don't really want to spend the money to buy a genuine Mauser sling since I have couple 1-1/4" commercial slings sitting around already. Is there a good way to use a commercial sling on a Mauser with sling slot thru the butt? I don't want to put a sling stud on the rifle. Picture will be great. Did my search, did not find much. Thanks.
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Old July 19, 2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Find a sling that will fit the stock slot. Cut the sling to the right length, then have a leather shop/shoemaker sew the end over to make a loop. Put the loop through the stock slot from the left side and put a piece of wood of just the right size through the loop on the right so the wood holds the sling in place.

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Old July 19, 2013, 11:23 PM   #3
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put a piece of wood of just the right size through the loop
I suppose you meant a wood wedge that lodge the loop in the slot. Good idea, that should work! I was thinking to have a plastics sling loop (3 bars and 2 slots) at the end, but the sling would be loose. A wood wedge would work better.
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Old July 20, 2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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The are many new made reproduction slings available for the K98.

Here's a good example...

http://www.ima-usa.com/german-wwii-m...ling-k98k.html

It's easier to use one that is designed to fit.

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Old July 21, 2013, 01:45 AM   #5
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Take your commercial sling. Attache it to the front sling mounting point.

Take the rear loop of the sling that would go to the rear sling mounting point, and tie it to the stock using a piece of 550 cord routed through the stock sling hole.

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Old July 21, 2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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i have one of those repro slings on my R/C K98 and they are $20 well spent they fit the rifle perfect and look great . easy to adjust im happy .
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Old July 22, 2013, 10:20 AM   #7
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The reproduction K98 slings look great. I've got a a 1930 Radom K29 without a slot in the stock, does anybody make one for those?
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Old July 22, 2013, 05:17 PM   #8
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check IMA they might have some thing that will work or check over at SARCO also . HTH
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