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 Post subject: WWI German Lance Sling
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:50 pm 
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In one of the other discussion areas there was talk about the Imperial German Lance and the German made Argentine Lance. Many years ago I acquired a pair of German lances, but the piece that I was in search of for the last 15-20 years has been the leather sling that was used to carry the lance when not in use. I have only run across one lance with the sling being sold together, but I guess over the years like sword scabbards when collectors were selling the piece they pulled them off so that they were not just hanging when they were building out their display and over time they were lost.

Last week in was in Kansas City for the WWI Centennial events and visited the National WWI Museum where they had two German lances on display, both were missing their carrying strap.

A couple of months ago, I finally stumbled across one that I thought I would share. This one came out of a barn, literally -- in old east Germany. It's cleaned-up well though the leather was completely dried out when it arrived. The waved leather ball that sort of resembles a "monkey's fist knot" is where the lance shaft slipped through up the there the brand rings go around the shaft and the cord grips begin. The lance could be worn over the shoulder and easily brought down when needed.

As you will see from the photos, this sling changed hands a number of times with different unit markings and owners initials. I thought you might like to see this for reference in the event you run across one.

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 Post subject: Re: WWI German Lance Sling
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:08 pm 
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Very nice, first I have seen

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Wow! Never before seen - thanks for sharing!


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This copy of the Instructions is for the Bavarian Cavalry!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:16 am 
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Thank you. This is the first period sling that I have seen. I had to have a reproduction sling made for my lance. It is a faithful reproduction I might add.

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Are any more reproductions available?


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My reproduction was made by Jerry M. Burney. His phone number is 719-207-3331. He does very nice work!

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What a rare find .


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Congrats on your find! It's rare as hen's teeth... I searched for over 25 years but finally found one last year...

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Some great pictures (October 1914 reinforcements)-1. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 17-Ludwigslust. See the brand on one of the horses. Different angles on the lance slings! Love these!
-Nice to see the leather Lanzenschuh on the stirrups.
-The man with the contrabas tuba (correct???) is not wearing the Überzug on his helmet!
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Nice and indeed a rare find :bravo:


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-The man with the contrabas tuba (correct???) is not wearing the Überzug on his helmet!
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Yes but his tuba is !!

Perhaps as a camo, comfort or maybe noise retention.

Those in the know would know.


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Very nice. Never seen this one before :D

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In the two photos directly above, supplied by Khukri, there are a number of troopers that have a circular "thing" hanging around the carbine stock that is housed in the scabbard. I have absolutely no idea of what it is and so far, I have found no one who really knows. Do any of you know what it is? I have one guess from George Anderson--he thinks it looks like a sausage. Why not, that would be a good place to carry it. :-s

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This is a rolled up rope (during bivouac the horses were tied with these)...and for another 100 purposes.

As a modern trooper (tanker) we would take a long rope and a roll of.....ducktape and a piece of wire to fix everything :greentank:

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Thanks Francis, that makes more sense than a sausage. :oops:

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Such a great photo. I'm thinking to use it as wallpaper. The real stuff-not on my laptop...Printed size extra-large...On the wall of "Da cave".


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On the tuba-man without Überzug: That makes sense: I know this is Ludwigslust-Oktober 1914-Dragoner Regiment Nr 17-Reinforcements leaving the barracks for the front. The Regimental Band escorting the men to the railway station.


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Neil Young wrote:
My reproduction was made by Jerry M. Burney. His phone number is 719-207-3331. He does very nice work!



Jerry just emailed me that a strap is ready for purchase! Woot!

Get yer orders in fellas....


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 Post subject: Re: WWI German Lance Sling
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What was the ballpark price?


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I purchased one and I am fully satisfied. I had one of his earlier ones but I traded it in for his latest model.

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