Thanks Phill. I bought the sling from Gun Parts (Numrich). It was only $8 and change and brand new. It had some dust on the fabric but the metal ends still had preservative on them, wrapped in brown paper. I figured that was a great price for a new Russian sling. I also bought a couple of East German Type 1 bayonet scabards, new in the sealed plastic bag for $3 each. They are good for making a faus Russian Type 1 bayonet for doing photos with your Russian AK clone by using a Romanian or Hungarian bayo. Carburetor cleaner will take the grey paint off of the leather parts of the frog to make it look more Russian.