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Old December 4, 2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Sako stainless sling swivels - anyone recognise these?

I recently purchased at auction what claimed to be Sako stainless sling swivels as shown in this picture.


They seem well made but have no marking on them. They came with a 2mm allen key but there is nowhere to use it. There seems to be a bit missing from each swivel as there is no way to firmly lock the pin in place. It is just a push/click fit - a good fit but not bombproof. As you can see from the photo bottom right there is a groove on the pin which seems to be asking for a circlip or similar fitting.

Does anyone recognise where they are from and what, if anything, is missing.

They do look nice on my Sako 75 Finnlight but I would like something a bit more secure before taking them into the field. I had one nasty experience a few years back when a swivel opened and the sling dropped off the forend as I was lining up a rapidly disappearing chamois for a quick shot .

So I will probably try to get or make a circlip to fit but it would be nice to know what is supposed to be there.

Thanks, David
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