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Just bought a MAS 47/56. Came with a black leather sling marked:

ARTILLERIA
PARQUE DE ZARAGOZA

The sling resembles a belt with a buckle on both ends w/ a small leather tab sticking out from the bottom of each end. These ends will go through one of the buckles.

To me it obviously doesn't go with the MAS.

Any idea what it goes to?
 

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Thanks for the link gw11 - that is the sling I had in mind; when I was in Spain in 1976, the Guardia Civil used this type sling for their Star submachine guns. At that point in time in the northern regions of Spain, you normally saw Civil Guard patrols in pairs. At that time they were transitioning out the old M1916 Mausers and issuing the Star submachine guns, so normally you saw one gaurdsman with a Mauser and one with a submachine gun.
 

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gw11, that is the sling. Maybe I can trade it to the guys at MGS for a proper French sling.
 

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Heck, I'll swap you even - I have some nice, new condition MAS slings. Send me a PM.
 
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