Are there any pics or documentation of mid 19th Century slings for civilian or sporting rifles and fowling pieces? I would imagine people back then would have wanted to sling weapons for a long day in the field. My "living history" impression is a Pennsylvania farmer and Mexican War veteran who grabbed his 1816 Springfield that I brought home from the war and joined a local "Home Guard" in 1861. I had thought that a civilian sling on the musket might help illustrate its use as a shotgun or "farm gun" before it was once again used as a service weapon, assuming the original military sling was damaged, given away , lost etc and I just put something on it to carry it around . It would add "color" to my commentary to people attending an event , the more "thrown together" I look the better.