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Sling - Victorian Garrison Artillery, 1892-1901 Object Reg. No: HT 21379 9

Summary:
Artillery sling, which was worn by Robert McKeeman Oakley, an officer in the Victorian Artillery Garrison, from 1892-1901, and in the Australian Garrison Artillery from 1901. There are no identifying marks.

The artillery sling would have been attached to the undercarriage of a rifle/carbine, and worn over the shoulder.
Description:
Leather strap. Loop at one end with raised pin that fits snugly into a button hold. Attached loop at other end which buckles to the belt, enabling the sling to be lengthened or shortened.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Darrell Oakley, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 350 mm (Width), 810 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: uniforms, military history, militaria australian, colonial military forces
Themes this item is part of: Victorian Artillery (AKA Royal Victorian Volunteer Artillery Regiment or Permanent Artillery Corps), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: uniforms
User: Major Robert Oakley - Victorian Artillery Garrison, Australia, 1892-1901

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