The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 8, 2013, 11:39 AM   #1
STW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 15, 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 147
Rear sling swivel

I bought a M1907 sling for use with my AR last week because I want to learn to use/shoot with a sling. I noticed the difference a simple hasty sling makes and figured this was the next step.

The problem is that the rear sling swivel is not wide enough to fit the rear frog through; the rivets are just a bit too high or, in other words, too thick.
Are there any suggestions on how to open the swivel enough to fit the sling?

Naturally, it has to be easily repeatable since, to shoot with the sling properly, you have to remove the rear end from the rifle (and be able to put it on again when finished).
__________________
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter." - Terry Pratchett
STW is offline  
Old May 8, 2013, 07:30 PM   #2
Dfariswheel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 4, 2001
Posts: 6,843
Short of grinding either the sling or the swivel, the only method left is to distort the swivel slightly by expanding the loop.

To do that, put the loop portion over a block with a hole in it to pass whatever tool you'll be using. You might use the slightly open jaws of a vise. but pad it to prevent wrecking the finish on the swivel.
Put a tool into the loop and tap with a hammer. Move the tool over and tap more until you've expanded the loop enough.
One suitable tool might be a large chisel. The tapered chisel would fit through the loop and expand it as you tap it.
Dfariswheel is offline  
Old May 9, 2013, 03:43 PM   #3
STW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 15, 2002
Location: Montana
Posts: 147
Heard from the manufacturer today. They suggested using a file to remove material inside the swivel. They said they (obviously) don't design for that type of sling but only for their own sling products.

I'll probably look elsewhere for a stock on the build I'm working on now.
__________________
"What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter." - Terry Pratchett
STW is offline  
Old May 9, 2013, 03:53 PM   #4
zoomie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2006
Location: WY
Posts: 1,753
Do you have something like this?



Do you know if one of these would be wider?



If it would, simply install one of these and you're in business.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/551...ck-steel-matte
zoomie is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10076 seconds with 7 queries