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Posted: 10/3/2011 4:25:30 PM EST
I picked up a couple of colt side sling mounts for my AR's and I was wondering about the rivet that holds the sling loop to the mount. What is the "proper" tool I would need to install this rivet?

Also, does anyone have some good pics of proper orientation of the mount for installation? Thanks in advance :)
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 6:44:44 PM EST
Here's a pic I had of the one on a 6920:


And a pic of another one on a different gun:


It likely won't be rock solid tight, but it shouldn't wiggle around. I've used some gasket sealant on the inside surface when installing.

There are various methods people use to mount the sling swivel with a rivet. What's worked for me is using a center punch (bevelled end) to start the flaring of the rivet, and then flattening it out some with a larger, flat ended punch, going slowly.

Hope that helps.
Link Posted: 10/4/2011 1:02:01 AM EST
http://www.hansonrivet.com/w78.htm
Link Posted: 10/4/2011 2:50:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By j3_:
http://www.hansonrivet.com/w78.htm



Which one of these would I actually need? there appear to be lots of sizes.
Link Posted: 10/4/2011 2:53:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By MMcfpd:


It likely won't be rock solid tight, but it shouldn't wiggle around. I've used some gasket sealant on the inside surface when installing.

There are various methods people use to mount the sling swivel with a rivet. What's worked for me is using a center punch (bevelled end) to start the flaring of the rivet, and then flattening it out some with a larger, flat ended punch, going slowly.

Hope that helps.


What gasket sealant did you use, if you dont mind me asking? Also, do you happen to have any pics of the punches you used? Lots of types out there, so I'm trying to get an idea of the shape and size I need :)

Link Posted: 10/4/2011 4:27:29 AM EST
Take the appropriate size punch & tap out the rivet.
Link Posted: 10/4/2011 5:15:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Take the appropriate size punch & tap out the rivet.


Removing the original sling mount was cake, I was asking about how to install the rivet on the new sling. Since the rivet is flared at the end, I needed to know what tool and size to use.

Link Posted: 10/4/2011 6:59:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By j3_:
http://www.hansonrivet.com/w78.htm


+1
Link Posted: 10/4/2011 7:28:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Originally Posted By j3_:
http://www.hansonrivet.com/w78.htm


+1


Do you know which part number I would need for this particular rivet?
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