Sling and Oiler for IBM M1 Carbine

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by cadria04, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. cadria04

    cadria04 New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Bethel Park, PA
    I am looking for a sling and oiler for my 1950's era IBM M1 Carbine. I have tried one website that sells reproductions, but the item gets very poor reviews, including one that stated the sling and oiler did not fit the customer's IBM M1. My questions there a website or company that I can find a sling and oiler that would fit my M1? Is does not matter if it is original or a replica. As always, any information is appreciated.
  2. Cheaper than dirt advertises them for $19.95. They are probably new
    re-pros. Use your search engine there is a lot of stuff out there.


  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    and it really doesnt matter if the sling and oiler are reproduction .
  5. cadria04

    cadria04 New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Bethel Park, PA
    Thank you for all of your assistance. Have a great Holiday if I don't log on before then. Take care
  6. John S Bryant

    John S Bryant New Member

    Apr 12, 2003
    I have an original oiler for the g.i. carbine, but no sling. If interested advise and I will look for it..............
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009

    The original WWII carbine sling was fairly thin and it is that sling the stock cut was made for. Late WWII and postwar GI slings are made of a heavy weave and much thicker. That makes them very hard to get into the stock. It is easy to solve the problem by using a file to trim a bit off the inside of the stock cutout where it will never be noticed. I have seen people smash the oiler flat, take a grinder to the sling, or even use a big hammer to drive the sling into place because, they told me, to touch the stock would make it unoriginal.

  8. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
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