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Posted: 3/15/2011 7:02:54 AM EST
Does anyone make an AK single-point sling mount that attaches to the port-side optics rail common on AK variants? It strikes me that if the rail is solid enough to keep a scope/red-dot zeroed through heavy use, it’s probably robust enough for a sling mount (but I could be mistaken).

Any thoughts on this idea or leads on an existing product? I've searched around, but can't find anything.

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 7:24:34 AM EST
Not that I know of but it sounds like a good idea in theory. That side plate would definitely be strong enough to run a sling point since it's actually riveted to the receiver.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 10:39:40 AM EST
Interesting idea - mind if I run with it?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 10:40:39 AM EST
That does sound like a pretty good idea.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 11:43:00 AM EST
That'd be a great use for those wibbly-wobbly UTG siderail mounts the chicoms push for around 20 bucks each. Get the hacksaw and the bench grinder and remove the rail part and just drill and countersink a hole for a QD sling swivel.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 11:43:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:31:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 1:35:46 PM EST by Liquidmetal]

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Not a fan of single point slings but the idea seems to have merit. Not just slings but other things as well.

If the sling attachment point was at the very rear of the rail, it could still be used in a two point configuration. You can see how close the rear of the rail is to the original rear sling attachment point on the receiver of my Yugo M70 (I'm using a M76 butt stock with the sling swivel on the butt):

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:55:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mosin:
Interesting idea - mind if I run with it?

Go for it! Let us know how it turns out and what your process for creating is. I lack the tools to make one, but was sort of thinking - based on other comments - that you could cut down a cheap rail mount and then weld on a small ring, clip or slot (or maybe a short length of Picatinny rail). Grind it all smooth and blue or paint. It would be fairly low profile and easy on/off.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:50:20 AM EST
I did a short review on the new single-point sling mounts here made by Joe at Echo 93.

In short, I like them pretty well.

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