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Dixie Gun Works sells a white leather Brown Bess sling that would be appropriate:

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=3956

As for the M1842 musket sling, it depends what you want to use it for. If you are doing an impression of a Yankee soldier then the M1839 Sling would be appropriate.

For shooting or general use, then I would highly recommend the Confederate cloth sling (a.k.a. as the Enfield sling) for the following reasons: (1) It is lightweight compared to the leather slings. I have never seen any reason to carry extra weight on a firearm including a heavy leather sling. (2) The Confederate cloth sling is easy to take care of. When it gets dirty, just take it off the musket and throw it in the washing machine. Then hang it out dry and it will look almost new again. (4) Generally, cloth slings are also cheaper than leather slings.

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?products_id=3963
 

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Thanks guys, today is payday so I guess I'll be spending some money later. I know this is a bit in the weeds, but does anyone know what color sling the East India Company would have used on their muskets in the 1820's? From what I've read of the Nepalize cache the most likely history of the flintlocks was that they were taken from EIC deserters. I don't have any white slings and they look kind of garish, but this is the oldest gun I have.
 
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