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Posted: 8/18/2003 10:59:54 AM EDT
I just bought a Bushy 14.5 and sent it over to Gemtech to permanently attach a bilock. My question is how should one go about removing the existing sling swivel on the bottom of the rifle, just behind the bayonet lug? I figured it would work to punch it out, but my gunsmith said that we might have to drill it?

Any suggestions, I only use the side sling adapters.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 11:09:23 AM EDT
I hear ya! I just cut it off with some very small farrier nail cutters carefully so as not to mangle the sight tower, etc. I am sure there is a better way but did'nt want to buy any new tools at the time.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 11:15:00 AM EDT
A small punch and a hammer will take it right out without any trouble.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 11:18:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye: A small punch and a hammer will take it right out without any trouble.
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And putting the pin back in the hole will insure you have it when you decide to replace the swivel.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 12:41:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 12:46:07 PM EDT
Listen to Troy. The rivet is fairly soft and easy to punch out with a nail set or even a finish nail. Most times the rivet end doesn't peal off and it can be used again. Good shootin, Jack
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 12:56:25 PM EDT
Weird, I didnt have a rivet, I had a roll pin in mine.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 1:00:01 PM EDT
I have never seen a roll pin in one, just rivets that captivate both ends. Who made the one you have? Good shootin, Jack
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 3:57:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CavVet: Weird, I didnt have a rivet, I had a roll pin in mine.
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I've had two barrels that had the sling loop, and front sight base, held with roll pins.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 4:15:15 PM EDT
After further review...NONE of mine have rivets. ALL have pins.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 4:46:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2003 4:46:41 PM EDT by KevinB]
I did a quick inventory. Every bbl that has/had a sling swivel had a rivet... Colt DPMS Armalite Bushmaster Diemaco (not mine unfortuanetly...) I have taken them off anyone that came with it - but I used a drill and removed the rivet head slowly. Looking back on it it woudl have been easier and less of a chance to damage the upper using a hammer and punch.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 4:57:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 5:09:19 PM EDT
Troy Not to steal this thread, but you have a garage? what color is it, how many doors, what did it cost, is it easy to opperate compared to brand X? :) Jack
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 5:20:21 PM EDT
[lolabove]
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 9:14:30 PM EDT
Cordless Dremel. Just enough on one end of the rivet to pull it out. After keeping the rivet for years (packrat!), I finally threw it away while cleaning out the garage of cluttered junk. Didn't free up much more space, but I figured if I hadn't used it by now, I never will. [img]http://www.boomspeed.com/kisara/LazyGarageWalkerLOL.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 2:51:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2003 2:55:10 PM EDT by Troy]
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 7:49:29 AM EDT
I used to buy model 1 sales uppers before I cared about chrome plating and knew the difference between A2 and a1 parts They use roll pins A-1 posts cast front sight towers a-1 FH's and lock washers instead of peel or crush washers. It sounds like no bigge but actually you probably will replace the FH and front post and that alone costs $16. Almost enough to buy a better chrome lined barrel and cheap upper and parts and assemble yourself braking even with a lot higher quality product.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 11:14:20 AM EDT
For awhile, the swivels on the front of my side sling mounted M4geries have irritated me. So, I got a hammer, the right sized punches, and six whacks later, no swivels on either M4gery. Thanks for the thread. This was easier than falling off a barstool.
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