Object Title

Carbine sling

Carbine sling

Date

1640

Object Number

XIII.302

Provenance

Purchased from November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House

Physical Description

Of ordinary leather rough side out, made in one piece. At the base is a plain ioon spring clip mounted on a rectangular loop, with a roller on the upper half. The lower front of the belt is fitted with a plain iron buckle, medially cusped, with a spike attached by a riveted cusped iron hasp. Below this is a plain iron loop similarly cusped for the belt terminal. At the terminal of the upper front portion of the belt is a small iron tear drop finial attached by one rivet

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall: 1610 mm (63 25/64 in) x 80 mm (3 5/32in) Weight: 14 oz

Inscriptions and Marks

RM just beneath the buckle hasp

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

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

Notes

Photo No. A3/3106; Littlecote No.B46; Sale Cat. Lot No.37.