View Full Version : T/C New Englander sling swivel problem

James F. Walsh
December 21, 2002, 07:03 PM
Several years ago I added a set of Uncle Mike's detachable swivels to my rifle. The Unckle Mike's ferrule with the button (for swivel attachment) replaced the factory ferrule. It was attached with a small hex screw. The screw and the hole in the underbarrel rib each had the threads worn/ripped out. Any ideas how to effect a repair that doesn't include replacing the underbarrel rib? There is no way to cut new threads for a larger screw, life isn't that simple.

December 23, 2002, 01:26 PM
The underrin is screwed on to the barrel, dismount it and drilland tap for larger thread, or fill with "J-B Weld" run screw in and forever leave it.

James F. Walsh
December 25, 2002, 04:32 PM
I'll try the J B Weld. The rib cannot be retapped if I use the same sling swivel. Thanks.

4V50 Gary
December 27, 2002, 01:31 AM
If you want permanent, you can also acraglass it in. Boy, the purists would be pissed.

December 28, 2002, 12:22 AM
Drill out old thread, rethread for larger thread, loctite screw into new thread, trim off excess, redrill and tap for ORIGINAL thread, remount ramrod thimble with sling stud. Simple, right?

Don in Ohio