Strap Adjuster, USS San Diego, #2017-008-002
A metal strap adjuster from the WWI-era armored cruiser, USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
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.