Object Title

Carbine sling

Carbine sling

Date

1640

Object Number

XIII.296

Provenance

Purchased November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House. No. B38. Sale Cat No. 71

Physical Description

Of buff leather. The baldrick is made of one piece. The lower part of it is fitted with an iron buckle with a spike, which is attached to the baldrick by two iron rivets. Below this is an iron loop for the belt end, flattaned across the front with medial bulges. The opposite end of the baldrick is pointed, and was formerly fitted with a terminal, for which a rivet hole remains. Attached to the belt is a plain iron swivel spring-clip on a rectangular loop. There are sixteen positions for the buckle

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 1475 mm, Width: 78 mm Weight: 13 oz

Bibliographic References

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

P Connor (ed) All the Queen's horses, Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 2003:

Notes

Photo No. A3/3101/