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Posted: 3/9/2006 12:16:38 PM EDT
Can someone instruct me as to the proper way to remove the front sling loop. I am going to use a single point sling on my new AR and would like to remove the front sling loop because it rattles too much.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:20:29 PM EDT
Just use a punch to drive out the pin holding it in place.

CSP
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:24:42 PM EDT
Thanks. I thought it was probably that simple, but I have never done it before and wanted to make sure.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:39:21 PM EDT
Yep a 1/16" punch in the dimpled portion. A good sharp whack from a hammer and it will drive the rivet out, and the sling swivel will drop when you pull out the punch.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 1:48:03 PM EDT
Hadn't thought of using a punch... I was gonna drill the rivet. I use the side loop for my sling and the bottom one hits the SF light I'm using... I'll try the punch.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 5:33:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EntryTac:
Hadn't thought of using a punch... I was gonna drill the rivet. I use the side loop for my sling and the bottom one hits the SF light I'm using... I'll try the punch.

U are talKing about the front sling mount that is hanging not a M4 mount inside the FSB. I use a wood chisile and hammer . It comes of real easy .
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:26:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By EntryTac:
Hadn't thought of using a punch... I was gonna drill the rivet. I use the side loop for my sling and the bottom one hits the SF light I'm using... I'll try the punch.

U are talKing about the front sling mount that is hanging not a M4 mount inside the FSB. I use a wood chisile and hammer . It comes of real easy .



Yeah, I was talkin' about the one that hangs off the bottom. Did you just use the chisel to cut off the head of the rivet or what?
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:33:13 PM EDT
Mine was pinned, used a 3/32 punch to drive the pin out.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:45:09 PM EDT
Hammer/punch or drill, both work. Hammer and punch is usually faster, just one good strike usually does it.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:46:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:
Yep a 1/16" punch in the dimpled portion. A good sharp whack from a hammer and it will drive the rivet out, and the sling swivel will drop when you pull out the punch.



what he said
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:49:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 7:14:45 PM EDT by djc119]
Just did it on my carbine in about 30 sec. With an assist from the wife, of course.

ETA: with a 3/32 punch.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:08:43 PM EDT
Just removed the bottom "swinger" with a drill and some careful use of it. I figured there was a bigger chance of slipping and messing something up in that tight space with a chisel. No damage drom drilling so it's all good.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:24:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 5:25:14 AM EDT by M4-TUNA]

Originally Posted By EntryTac:

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:

Originally Posted By EntryTac:
Hadn't thought of using a punch... I was gonna drill the rivet. I use the side loop for my sling and the bottom one hits the SF light I'm using... I'll try the punch.

U are talKing about the front sling mount that is hanging not a M4 mount inside the FSB. I use a wood chisile and hammer . It comes of real easy .



Yeah, I was talkin' about the one that hangs off the bottom. Did you just use the chisel to cut off the head of the rivet or what?

Yes, it is aluminum so it cuts like butter. One good light wack and it is off.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:18:45 AM EDT
I used a dremel to shave down the mushroomed part and then basicaly pushed out the pin. No damage at all.

Invisiblesoul
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