Part name: Rear / Buttstock
Part Function: The Rear Swivel
held a canvas or leather sling enabling the more
easy transport of the rifle by individual soldiers.
Most slings are designed to allow a soldier to hang
his rifle from his shoulder and down his back. Some
slings however are designed to help stabilize the
rifle when it was fired resulting in better chances
of hitting the target. The canvas slings issued
for the M1 were mostly to help carry it and the
leather ones could be used to stabilize it.
Special Notes: To prevent corrosion
I do not store my rifle with the sling attached
to the swivels.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: Junior Red Cross Pin.
The Junior Red Cross helped out during the war doing
numerous small duties to help the war effort. These
little pins were issued to those that helped.
Part shown in final assembly.
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