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Old May 25, 2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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Freeland Mid-Century Cuff Combination Value

I have a new Freeland Mid-Century Cuff Combination for a right hand shooter I purchased about 55 years ago and never used. I was thinking of selling it and was wondering if competitive shooters still use these.





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Old May 26, 2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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Having only started in this about 4 years ago, What is that and how is it used?
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Old May 27, 2019, 01:20 AM   #3
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It is used in competition to add stability.

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Old May 27, 2019, 09:01 AM   #4
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Oh, ok. I just wasn't thinking of long range type competitions. I shoot action type stuff.
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Old May 28, 2019, 11:00 AM   #5
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Freland cuff

If i recall correctly, this is the one which the cuff buckles around the arm and the sling attaches to a metal loop on the cuff.
I have not seen that style in use for over 40 years.
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Old May 28, 2019, 11:34 AM   #6
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I have never used one. I might be wrong,but I would guess the big aluminum hook easily attaches/detaches to the front sling swivel of the rifle.It will stay there under tension.

The shooter can easily disconnect from the rifle,keeping the cuff position and sling length intact.

Value? I don't have a clue. It might depend on the buyer's wallet and interest.

Freeland stuff brings top $ on e-bay. I don't know how current rules and what the winners use today might influence the price.


Nostalgia works so long as the nostalgic are alive.


Some folks might think it goes with some mules harness.
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Old May 29, 2019, 07:09 AM   #7
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I purchased one from Freeland's about 40 years ago for 4 position competitive shooting. It was/is called a "cuff sling". In use, the cuff is positioned on the arm and secured. The length to the sling attachment point can then be adjusted with the buckle/strap arrangement when changing position.

It was generally used in prone, sitting and kneeling positions. Many competitors would mark the location on the belt for quick position changes. As HiBC stated, "the shooter can easily disconnect from the rifle". The sling, in conjunction with a hand stop could be adjusted to give a rock solid shooting position. IIRC I paid about $50 for a new left hand model...

It appears they are still being sold going by the link the OP posted. Definitely a good thing to have if you engage in 4 position target shooting.
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Old June 1, 2019, 07:12 PM   #8
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Smallbore slings

The Freeland cuff/sling is still legal for NRA smallbore competition. It may not be legal for ISSF (usually referred to as International) competition.
Current smallbore slings of this type go from around $40 to nearly $100, depending on manufacturer.
Best guess to value of yours would be around $45-$55
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