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  • Bushmaster sling question

    I got a bushmaster M4gery and I'd like to put a side sling on it.

    Putting a side sling mount at the castle nut is no problem, but the front sling mount currently under the FSB seems to be rivited on.

    What to do?
    "You won't rise to the occasion - you'll default to your level of training." Barrett Tillman

    "Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal, it is the Courage to Continue that Counts" Sir Winston Churchill


    Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

  • #2
    If you want to remove the front sling swivel, take a punch and knock out the rivet from the concave side.

    You can buy side sling swivel adapters that clamp around the barrel in the FSB area.

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    • #3
      Thanks, that's what I wanted to do but was nervous about doing that.
      "You won't rise to the occasion - you'll default to your level of training." Barrett Tillman

      "Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal, it is the Courage to Continue that Counts" Sir Winston Churchill


      Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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      • #4
        You don't need to remove the front sling swivel. You can add the side sling swivel, leaving the bottom one where it is.

        Like this:

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        • #5
          Thanks Jwise, I may give that a look.
          "You won't rise to the occasion - you'll default to your level of training." Barrett Tillman

          "Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal, it is the Courage to Continue that Counts" Sir Winston Churchill


          Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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          • #6
            Is the ProMag side sling swivel good quality?

            Thanks.
            "You won't rise to the occasion - you'll default to your level of training." Barrett Tillman

            "Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal, it is the Courage to Continue that Counts" Sir Winston Churchill


            Speed is fine, accuracy is final.

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            • #7
              ProMag is good to go. You can also drill out the rivet if you want. It will go very quick.
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              • #8
                +1 on drilling. My dumb a** did it and it turned out fine.

                Side sling swivels can be found at several manufacturers site.

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                • #9
                  What does installing the side swivel mount entail? Is it rather simple or does it require a special tool. I want to order one, but I'm unsure if I have the necessary mounting tools. Thanks

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                  • #10
                    All you need is a hammer and a small drift punch. Takes about 2 minutes.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jwise View Post
                      You don't need to remove the front sling swivel. You can add the side sling swivel, leaving the bottom one where it is.

                      Like this:

                      Ok, just got a Pro Mag side sling swivel and at a good price. Am I just 100% NOT mechanically inclined?? Package says no tools required. How in the world do you open the thing up to attach it???
                      Why are there so many babies on O.com? Creole, you and your buddy JPSO Recruit help me out on this one....

                      * "Preach always, if necessary, use words!" St Francis of Assisi

                      * Luke Chapter 6, Verses 27-36

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                      • #12
                        Knock out the pins, attach the swivel, and drift in the two pins with a small punch and a small hammer.
                        J. Wise

                        AR-15 - AK-47 - NFA Trusts - My Pick - Carry Guns - 1911s

                        "Some say you can tell how the world stands by the prices of AK-47s...." Chit2001

                        Any comments contained herein regarding the legality of firearms, or the application of law, are strictly applicable to Texas. If you live in CA, NY, IL, MA, D.C., etc., the above comments will probably shock you, and should be read for educational purposes only. Most likely nothing I write will apply to you.

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                        • #13
                          Kind of what I was thinking in the beginning. I was starting to think there was a secret special jedi trick. Thanks Jwise.
                          Why are there so many babies on O.com? Creole, you and your buddy JPSO Recruit help me out on this one....

                          * "Preach always, if necessary, use words!" St Francis of Assisi

                          * Luke Chapter 6, Verses 27-36

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