This sling is made to exact U.S. Military specifications. Heavy leather insures the long life of the sling. The hardware is parkerized as was the standard practice for the sling used in WWII. Copper rivets are used for fastening. The 1907 Sling is 1 1/4" wide and is extremely adjustable to aid in hi-power target shooting. There is no higher quality 1907 sling on the market today.