18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY, HISTORICAL TREKKING, AND PERIOD WILDERNESS LIVING.
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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Military firearms often came with a sling for carrying the arm on one shoulder, but civilian arms rarely came with a carry sling. The sling I use on my fusil is simply a long length of leather tie, with the ends tied together. Loops are easily formed at each end which are slipped over the gun stock. The weight of the fusil tightens the sling, but the sling is easily removed to be carried in a pocket or belt pouch.
A Middlesex Village Brown Bess with sling attached.