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Gewehr3
June 10, 2002, 19:44
Hello All,

The front sling swivel on my rifle spins very easily around the barrel. This trait is very noisy and annoying when carrying the rifle slung.

Any ideas how to fix it? The swivel screw will not tighten any further.

Thanks

Snakeshot
June 10, 2002, 20:01
My favorite fix for that is to get some 1/4" wide brass shim stock and cut a little ring to fit inside the band, tightens right up.

Oh, and go to the hardware store for fine thread screws and nuts to pull it all together.;)

normbal
June 10, 2002, 20:04
Swivel won't tighten? Shave the sides of the piece the loop's connected to until it clamps down. Or put in a shim. Old soda can should work well until it corrodes. Lead maybe?

Let us know what works for you.

-Norm

Gewehr3
June 10, 2002, 20:38
Thanks for the suggestions. I always like to hear the "lessons learned" from the forums.