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Posted: 12/19/2002 9:27:00 AM EDT
Hello,

I have an RRA with two forward sling mounts. One is the standard bottom mount and the other is the side sling adapter. Can anyone tell me how to remove them? I plan to remove just one of the two but would like to know how to remove both if possible.

Thanks!

Drivie
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 12:14:09 PM EDT
I find it hard to believe that nobody knows how to do this... Should I be posting this in a forum other than discussions? Help please. Drivie
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 12:37:56 PM EDT
The build it yourself section would have been better, but its good anywhere. If you take a punch and place it in the hole where the rivit is set and take a hammer it should punch it through. I've done it before and it works..
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 12:40:30 PM EDT
Maybe you just asked a dumb question? [{:)] Seriously though, I would like to know also. I would like to remove the original one and add a side sling adaptor. Pretty silly having two. JBritt
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 2:21:54 PM EDT
Lawman, thanks for the reply. I'll give that a try. JBritt, DOH! ...it seems silly to me to have two sling mounts also. Drivie
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 3:04:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2002 3:05:06 PM EDT by Watch-Six]
I also have taken the correct sized punch and simply driven out the rivet with a hammer. No big deal. If that doesn't do it you could drill out the rivet first, but I have not found that to be necessary. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 5:04:48 PM EDT
I just took a Dremel and cut the rivet and sling loop in the center...took about 5 seconds. To remove the side sling adaptor...just tap out the 2 roll pins on the right hand side of the sight tower. Bradd
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 5:11:32 PM EDT
Thanks guys for the replies. I'll give it a try. Drivie
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 8:29:23 PM EDT
If you carefully drive the rivet out with a drift or punch, you can re-use both pieces. I have transplanted my "extra" sling loops on a couple of peoples uppers that didn't have them. [;)]
Link Posted: 12/19/2002 8:57:12 PM EDT
Yep. Just a standard punch and a light hammer, two strokes and the rivet was gone. No big deal at all.
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