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I've had this Belgian M1935 for many years, and never wondered about the sling set-up until recently, after seeing a number of pics of other M1935 rifles.

I's an MAE, matched, made from a late German WWI Gew98. (I't's been a long time since I stripped it, but it's parentage was pretty clear.)

As you can see from the pics, the bottom stock butt sling has been moved to the left side, and the opening filled in conventional fashion for filling this type of thing.

The front band is specifically made for a side sling swivel mount only. The correct oval shape mimics the shape of the stock.

Does this rifle have a special use, or designation?
Regards, Ned
 

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Hi John,
The bayonet bar has only the one original notch.
Like you, I'd noticed the hand guard did not have the protective hump where the hinge would normally be on top.

The band itself is a perfect oval, and no signs of reshaping.

Well, what the heck...another mystery mauser.

Regards, Ned
 
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