Nice untouched russet sling dated 1904; used with haversack and or canteen.
Made in the pattern of 1878, this russet leather sling was used for carrying both haversack and canteen (the old pattern strap was discontinued). Well marked, ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL / 1904 / J.N.S. The back side leather has a stamp for the ‘139 CA” (139th Coast Artillery).
The strap is in fine condition, showing use but in nice condition. Complete with the 2 leather slides and brass equipment hooks.