Object Title

Carbine sling

Carbine sling

Date

1650

Object Number

XIII.288

Provenance

Purchased from November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, b.14. Sotheby's 1985 lot 48

Physical Description

The belt is made of one piece. At the base is a plain iron spring clip, mounted on a rectangular loop, with a roller on the upper half. The lower front is fitted with an iron buckle with medial cusps; a hook, and an iron hasp riveted to the belt. Below this is a simlarly cusped loop for the belt end. At the terminal of the upper front portion of the belt is a teardrop finial attached by a rivet. The belt is pierced with seventeen positions for the buckle and the finial is barely attached

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 1534 mm, Width: 75 mm Weight: 13 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

At the rear shoulder II

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

T.Richardson, 'The Buff Coats at Littlecote House',Arms Collecting, vol.26, No.1. 1988, p.25-31.