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Old September 28, 2019, 14:50   #1
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L1A1 Sling Hooks

Two questions:

1) Is it possible to remove the two end clasps that hold the sling hooks on a L1A1 sling? My instinct is no because it appears the clasps are held in place by pressed copper studs.

2) Can I hammer the hooks down or use pliers to deform them and make them smaller in width? L1A1 sling hooks, at least on the sling I have, are steel.

Here's what I mean:

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Old September 28, 2019, 15:20   #2
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What are you trying to accomplish?
Once your sling is through the hooks, itís loose and slips?
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Old September 28, 2019, 15:24   #3
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What are you trying to accomplish?
Once your sling is through the hooks, it’s loose and slips?
Problem I have is the hooks won't fit through the sling slots I have on a gun that obviously isn't a L1A1 or Enfield. The hooks are about 1/10-1/8" too wide to fit. I would put the hooks (or clasps) back in their proper place once I get the sling ends through the slots.
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If you bend them inward you will have a hell of a time getting it straightened back out.
Did you try taking the ends through the loop at an angle? Getting them through can be a pain in the azz sometimes.
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Old September 28, 2019, 18:55   #5
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Can't you just buy wider sling loops?
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