5/28/19 - This is an original WW1 era leather rifle sling. The sling/strap is in excellent condition - especially when accounting for the age of this item. The leather has some minor surface wrinkling and wear, but no deep cracks or issues. The strap is maker stamped "P.B. & .Co." as well as "C.W.E." and a 1918 date stamp. The stitching is excellent and intact. Guaranteed original and authentic.