A transitional Civil War Sling for use with the early Breechloading Springfield Rifles.
This rifle sling incorporated two Civil War musket slings, lengthened to adapt for use with the early Springfield Rifled muskets of the early Indian War era.
The leather was originally in a russet finish, now showing aged brown from use. Stitching is sound, the original brass hook is still in place as well as the standing loops. Both US Inspector mark and Maker mark are present (Nece, Phila.).
These are getting hard to find, especially in very good-fine condition.