( 1) As this sling is made of webbing, repair is not usually practical and, if damaged, it should be replaced as a unit.
(2) Loop and Buckle. If the loop or buckle become bent they may sometimes be straightened by disassembling the sling and tapping bent parts with a hammer to straighten- When tapping, lay part flat on hard, level surface such as the anvil of a vise.
(3) Hook. If the (spring) hook becomes spread, it may be squeezed together until it will hold property.
(4) Keeper. If the keeper will not clamp the web strap securely and positively or if metal parts are badly damaged or have cracks, or the webbing is cut or frayed, the sling should be replaced as a unit
Was this article helpful?