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    Posted: October 05 2018 at 10:14am
Ok. I give up. I received an after market canvas sling for an Enfield. I know I've put them on before but I'm drawing a blank. The brass hoop is pretty much the same size as the steel hoop on the rifle. What am I missing? How does it go thru? (I'm well aware the answer will make me seem like a meathead, but I'm stumped.) Thanking in advance...
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Put one corner through, then the other, O'wd lad....
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Sometimes one needs to give the brass a little tweak with pliers or a tap with a wee hammer to shape it to fit through if it is brand new.  

During manufacture, if the rivet press is set too tight, it will squish the ferrule a bit and make it wider. Problem found with both new original and especially repro. But an easy fix for the first time fitted.
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just be sure you feed it correctly so the claws face out - away from the wood , about a hands slack at the butt rest is taken up at the forearm , 
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I slip the buckle in diagonally just enough to let one end clear the swivel then pinch the fabric to pass the rest through.
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Sham: Remember, he's from the Prairies...they think different there
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It's like a magician hoop trick! I was stumped for quite a while!
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Ah a "Prarie Rarie" thenStern Smile
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Ah, the prairies! God's country! I've shovelled snow twice since the 3rd of October. Still some laying around! I'd move tomorrow if it wasn't for the winters. (That's sarcasm!!)
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 "I'd move tomorrow if it wasn't for the winters. (That's sarcasm!!)" ME TOO , its the grandkids thats keeping us here 
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Ok! Prairie boy got the sling installed! I put it on my No5. One brass hook and ferrule was a bugger. Other end wiggled right in as I remember. That's the first time I've ever taken the butt pad sling hook off of a No5. New experience. Thought it was gonna be two screws.
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& it was only one screw, a really, really long 'un!
BWHAHAHaHahaha!
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