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Posted: 8/30/2003 9:07:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2003 9:40:49 PM EDT by Mr_D]
My RRA AR-15 came with two sling swivels in front of the handguards (one underneath, and one on the side). How should I remove the rivet securing the sling swivel that I would like to get rid of?

I’ve tried both a small screwdriver and some needle-nose pliers to try and pry the rim of the rivet ends apart from each other. All I’m getting is slightly bent rims.
Link Posted: 8/30/2003 10:51:49 PM EDT
File off the peened end of the rivet then drive the rivet out with a pin punch.
Link Posted: 8/30/2003 11:50:37 PM EDT
I used a drill and a normal drill bit about the same size or slightly larger than the rivet. Took about 10 seconds and I was done. Just be careful not to drill past the edge of the rivet or you will have to refinish the edge of the hole.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 4:37:53 PM EDT
Thanks guys. Done deal.
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