This is an honest piece which has seen service, but no abuse or damage. Leather is soft and supple, retains a strong cross-pattern throughout. Some areas of minor wear to surface as seen on photos - nothing disturbing though. The buckle is marked L&F, while the sling itself has a makers code "gmk" with year "43" (last digit is not too visible) as well as a waffenamt. NIce honest and all original mid war K98 sling.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "lord-of-the-slings" and is located in this country: PL. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Japan, Canada.