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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Slings for flintlocks

Any of you guys use a sling on your flintlock? I'm looking to get one. Curious for info on what you are using and where did you get it.
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I always carried mine right where it balances....

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Hawkin type guns have the replaceable barrels over ramrod and one screw into butt of stock. Got that on some of my T/C's. Otherwise, the leather strap around barrel and pouch for butt plate style of sling. However, these get used rarely! Gun is usually cradled under arm. Only truely good for long walks when not expecting to see game!
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I always use a boonie sling cause when it is snowing or raining it will stay by my side and my pocket flap covers the lock and frizzin. got it from boonie sling

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I bought a real nice home made one at the gun show at the Wash,Co.Gun Show a couple weeks back.A real nice older couple have a shop in Beaver Falls called Shablesky Muzzle Loading Supplies.The Mrs.handles the m/loading stuff and makes the slings herself and other leather products.It was only $15.00.Her number is 724-843-5925.
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I have a suede one that laces on to the stock and loops over the barrel. I don't like it, but haven't gotten around to replacing it.
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I'm considering one for carrying while dragging a deer and for hoisting into a treestand
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I either cradle it in my arms or carry like a hunk of pipe on my shoulder.

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Not sure where I got it but I use one like these with my Lyman Great Plains. It is suede, laces onto the butt stock and loop over the barrel with care not to get into my site picture. I don't use it all the time or even every year. If I'm out for a long walk in the state gamelands, it is nice to carry it slung.

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My t/c firestorm has eyes on it for a sling swivels . I have a camo weaved sling on it . I like it a lot on there.
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