Umarex Legends MP40 Sling Fix Demonstrated
The Umarex Legends MP40 is one of the HAM Team’s favorite replica BB guns. It looks even better fitted with a leather reproduction MP40 sling!
It works well and looks great. In fact, it scored 96% and won a HAM Gold Award when we reviewed it!
But there was one niggling little problem….
For absolute authenticity, the Umarex Legends MP40 requires one very slight alteration to make it match the German service issue version.
It’s the front sling bar. This is mounted so that the MP40 sling is attached to the left side of the gun. It should be on the right.
With the sling bar on the left, the sling tends to catch the reciprocating bolt handle, with potentially unfortunate effects. Moving it to the other side removes that issue.
This change is actually quite easy to make to your Umarex Legends MP40. And now it’s even easier as Travis from Airgun Depot has produced this video showing how it’s done!
In fact, it’s so easy that he doesn’t even need a workbench. Travis makes the MP40 sling fix while holding the gun in his hands the whole time.
The one suggestion the HAM Team would add is that – as with undertaking any work on any airgun – it should be made safe and cleared first.
We definitely recommend removing the magazine from the MP40 when making the sling bar change.
Doubtless, the gun Travis modifies is safe and not gassed-up, but we are big fans of being ultra-cautious when working on anything that could go “bang” unexpectedly.