View Full Version : Mounting a sling on a factory synth. 10/22 stock?

December 30, 2001, 09:45 AM
My stainless/synthetic 10/22 is currently slingless,a condition I`d like to rectify. The forend appears to be solid so a screw in swivel should work fine. However the buttstock I think may be hollow and I have my doubts as to if a normal screw in swivel will hold up under extended use without getting loose or rocking. Anybody here done one? What do you guys think,different type of mount maybe? Marcus

Art Eatman
December 30, 2001, 10:14 AM
Since this is more a gunsmith question than a rifle/shootin' question, a-Smithy-in' we'll go!

:), Art

George Stringer
December 31, 2001, 09:18 AM
Marcus, the standard wood screw threads for the buttstock swivels work just fine in the hollow synthetic stocks. Even though they're hollow there is still enough "meat" for the screw to engage. George

January 3, 2002, 11:11 PM
Cool! Thanks George. :) Marcus

Chris Orndorff
February 27, 2002, 03:26 PM
George, would this also apply to Remington 870 synthetic stocks?

George Stringer
February 28, 2002, 08:08 AM
Chris, yes it does. George

Chris Orndorff
February 28, 2002, 08:20 AM
Thanks. The reason I asked is that I read a similar thread here dealing with a Remington synthetic rifle stock, and it was suggested to use epoxy/Acragel to "fill" the hollow somewhat around the sling stud.