HELP identify Unusual Markings on Web Sling ? ? ?
I picked up what I believe is a British P-08 web sling. It has some interesting & unusual markings stamped on each brass end. The sling is all black webbing, not blancoed. It measures 45" in length. The stampings look to be a O with a character, and 17. Not sure if the "O" is a number, or letter, definitely some foreign character as well. But could the #17 indicate the year of 1917? Please see the photo. Webbing to sling is strong & in very nice condition, brass ends are very much tarnished. Would appreciate any and all input. Thanks!