Anyone knowlegeable on Kerr "nobuckl" slings, also known (I think) as the Model 1917 sling? I picked one up at an estate auction this morning mixed in with a bunch of military straps and belts. I have some familiarity with these slings as I inherited 3 of them (sold 2) and currently have one on my Remington M1917. However, I suspect this one was intended for use on the WW2 Tommyguns, which used a shorter version of the Kerr sling. See PIC.
I took these pictures outdoors this afternoon (Brrrr) in natural light so the colors are true. It is 28 inches long folded as in the pictures. The end fittings and slide appear to be blued steel and are unmarked. My earlier nobuckl slings end fittings were marked "nobuckl" with a 1914 pattent date. It appears to be in like new condition.
I know these slings are being reproduced and sold by a guy out in California but I doubt this is a repro based on it coming from a deceased veterans estate (there was a bunch of other ww2 vintage military items also auctioned). Anyone care to offer an opinion?