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I'm thinking about making a sling for my type 53. Either a couple of peices of cord or rope for the collars or an old leather belt cut up and leather thongs to tie them together. But what would be a good sling to use to get close?
 

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...are you attempting to re-create a sling that looks like one used in Vietnam?...kind of a "brush sling"?...many of the T53s never went there, and there are actually slings that were made for the T53 by China, where many T53s remained in use by lower echelon troops, border guards, etc.(IIRC...1950's dated slings and a bit later, I think)...there are a few large posts about the T53 here on the boards...

...I believe our sponsor Rick Reich had some available a short time ago...
 

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...are you attempting to re-create a sling that looks like one used in Vietnam?...kind of a "brush sling"?...many of the T53s never went there, and there are actually slings that were made for the T53 by China, where many T53s remained in use by lower echelon troops, border guards, etc.(IIRC...1950's dated slings and a bit later, I think)...there are a few large posts about the T53 here on the boards...

...I believe our sponsor Rick Reich had some available a short time ago...
Ive seen wire fin type hangers and leather tied collars. Not exactly sure what would be true Chinese issue. Is there a link to these slings sold by Rick?
 

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Check this out if you haven't already...

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?228896-Development-Usage-and-Collecting-the-Chinese-T-53-Mosin-Nagant&highlight=themosinator

If you wade through the hundreds of posts, you can find TONS of info, photos, and stuff GunBoards folks have dug up!!...
I've already got it bookmarked. I was looking for the use of recycled russian parts because mine has a bolt with the same serial numbers as the rifle. Also I need a worn sling to match my worn rifle. or else I'll soak it in tea!

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?290519-Type-53-with-matching-Russian-bolt
 

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Also does anyone know of a good place for reloadable brass? I'm itching to make up some gallery loads with some 7.62x25 ammo I have laying around.
 

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I can't remember...I bought one repro...and one authentic...one was from Rick...the other from another GunBoard member...I just can't for the life of me remember which was which...

...I will try to dig up pics, but my computer has been in a state of disarray...and I'm not promising anything yet...
 

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Rick's dog collars had the right look and feel for 40 year old leather, dry and a potentially brittle 'outside' (I don't know the proper term) surface.
 

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Yeah...now that you mention it, they were kinda brittle...I like the "shoe string" fasteners too!...different...;)
 

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After the turkey day food overdose I decided I couldn't stand looking at the russian dog collars on the Type 53 anymore. So I made my own!



 

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originals are out there=
 

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mine came with a canvas sling cut out of a military looking backpack-i notice yours has rod/bayonet attatched,sadly mine are gone,mines 1955. Janurary,factory 27-what date is the one pictured?
 

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