Object Title

Carbine sling

Carbine sling

Date

1650

Object Number

XIII.291

Provenance

Purchased November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House, b.22. Sale Cat. Lot No. 78

Physical Description

The baldrick is made of one piece. At the base is a plain iron spring clipo mounted on a rectangular loop, with a roller on the upper half. The lower front was fitted with and iron buckle by two rivets which are now missing. Below this is a similarly cusped loop for the belt end. At the terminal of the upper front portion of the belt was a teardrop finial attached by a rivet all that now remains is the rivet hole. The belt is pierced with seventeen positions for the buckle

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 1582 mm, Width: 75 mm Weight: 15 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

In pencil, faintly, inside LA (?)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

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