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Strap Adjuster, USS San Diego, #2017-008-002

A small brass strap adjuster for a sling, shaped like an upside-down pentagon with three holes through it. There is text on the face that reads “PATD 7-21-14 NOBUCKL REG… PAT OFF”
Title: Strap Adjuster, USS San Diego, #2017-008-002
Caption: A metal strap adjuster from the WWI-era armored cruiser, USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
Description: A metal strap adjuster manufactured by Nobuckl was recovered from USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6). The text on the face reads “PATD 7-21-14 NOBUCKL REG… PAT OFF”. This artifact would have attached to a Kerr sling and was used to shorten or lengthen the sling. During WWI these slings were typically used in conjunction with M1917 Enfield rifles.
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  • World War I 1917-1918
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