The KIT, ADAPTER, TOP SLING (FSN 1005-406-1570; Part Number 8448471) was standardized on 10 April 1970. The kit was designed to attach to the front sight base (by means of a metal wire clip) and buttstock (by means of a black nylon web strap with metal "D" ring) of 5.56mm rifles and carbines to allow the user to utilize a small arms sling in an upper retention position.
The first contract let for the top sling adapter kit, DAAF01-70-C-1005, was in June 1970 (the fourth quarter of Fiscal Year 1970) to United States Small Business Administration. The designated completion date was set for March 1971. The components of the top sling adapter kit were normally packaged together with a folded illustrated instruction sheet detailing how to attach the top sling adapter kit.
Label corresponding to the first top sling adapter kit manufactured after standardization.