Sniper Smock Sling Hook

#1
Does anybody know if these are avalible by themselves (with the pad) to repair old smocks?
DPM has become a dirty word in some civvy shooting circles so I am hoping to transform a plain green smock for the purpose; and before anybody suggests dyeing an old sniper smock to a plain colour, the use of padding in a jacket for civilian service rifle is verboten!
(Bisley Bible rule 232)

Please also note I have been a civvy for a long time now so suggestions about slipping the Q a fiver are out.






Unless of course YOU are a Q. :D
 
#2
I don't know if SASS are still in business. They used to make alot of their own kit and were very helpful. (In fact some of the best customer relations I have ever come across - I did a quick search on google and couldn't find them, if they have gone bust it won't be through not putting the customer first, I wish more companies were like them)
 
#6
H_T,

Rule 232 and 233 appear to directly contradict each other - 233 allows padding at the shoulder, elbow and upper arm.

Like most things with the NRA, it seems about 50 years out of date - a leather shooting jacket like an Andrew Tucker has far more effective padding/support than a cotton sniper smock.

232 appears to apply only to service competitors wearing uniform. It stipulates that SA order webbing is to be worn - does than mean we'll be seeing Henry-Tombs in tweed jacket and ammo pouches? Do you still have your issue P'37 webbing......?
 
#7
4(T) said:
does than mean we'll be seeing Henry-Tombs in tweed jacket and ammo pouches? Do you still have your issue P'37 webbing......?
Cheeky Sod! :D

There is a debate going on at the moment regarding Civilian Service Rifle, is this what was called Practical Rifle until last year?
Apparently there is now a Civilian Service Rifle NRA sub committee deciding what I can wear and shoot, and nobody told me......................no change there then! :(
 
#8
Henry_Tombs said:
4(T) said:
does than mean we'll be seeing Henry-Tombs in tweed jacket and ammo pouches? Do you still have your issue P'37 webbing......?
Cheeky Sod! :D
At least I didn't ask if you'd exchanged your leather webbing for the new-fangled web stuff....


I'm not clear what "civilian service rifle" is supposed to mean anymore - now that civilians have no access to any post-1958 service rifle, that they are now largely excluded from service competitions (Methuen, etc), that the NRA has banned (a) rapid fire (from a bolt action!!!) (b) Fig11/12, "Hun's Head" and other humanoid targets (c) any military-sounding competition name.....
 
#9
Which is why I am concerned that there is, apparently an NRA sub committee debating Civilian Service Rifle that I or the the majority of us who shoot the discipline have no knowledge of.

Is it very cold where you are? :)
 

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#10
Henry I have a cotton smallbore jacket that you can have for free, It fitted me 20 years ago! It also has the upper arm sling keeper.
 
#11
phone SASS they don't really understand the interweb :D
 

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