HELP identify Unusual Markings on Web Sling ? ? ?

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  1. ersatz

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    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!

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    Thanks for the direction! Have tried to register, however, unable to because my email address has been refused.
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    Could that character after the "0" be construed as a "7"? I know on the British bayonets the month and year of manufacture are stamped. At least on my MK III bayonet it is. That would make the DOM of your sling July, 1917? I have a webbing sling also on my SMLE No.1 MK III* which is totally unmarked.
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    The second character appears to be Arabic. Maybe the Arabic number 6.

    Tarheel
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    I don't think that is a "7" after the "0". It doesn't resemble the 17 marking in any way. I am very familiar with standard British markings and I can certainly say that this is not the manner in which they mark their items. I have some WW-1 web P-08 slings that have the maker's name and date (only) of manufacture nicely stamped on the brass ends. To my knowledge WW2 web slings usually have stencilled dates & maker's.
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    I posted this over on the Brit board for you. I will let you know if they come up with anything.

    Dean
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    Dean, many thanks for your help! Hope to reciprocate sometime. TED.......
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    Here are a some replies:

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