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#1 lamellarllc

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:21 PM

What type of sling swivel was used on the vertical for-grip? Was this just a British thing? also what screws were used in the mounting ? Thanks in advance .


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

Yes it seems to be a Brit treatment. The swivel used is the offset Enfield unit. not sure about the screws. Use the board search function,  "Enfield swivels".  for more info and pictures.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:51 PM

Thank you very much I will definitely look I think I can get away with using the butt plate screw for a 28 buttstock since they're small and seem to be the right size
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:29 PM

I just used a 1903 Swivel ... Might not suit some, but it serves the purpose for me.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:45 PM

I downloaded these photos a few months ago from this site of the Sling Swivel on a Thompson that was owned by a Police Dept at one time.
I think in the 1930's.
If counter sunk properly your fingers would be still able to get a good grip.
They used a 1903 Springfield Milled Swivel.
I have thought about doing this with a Dremel Tool to on a Sarco Repro Vertical Grip and keep the one that came with the Gun all original.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:45 PM

I downloaded these photos a few months ago from this site of the Sling Swivel on a Thompson that was owned by a Police Dept at one time.
I think in the 1930's.
If counter sunk properly your fingers would be still able to get a good grip.
They used a 1903 Springfield Milled Swivel.
I have thought about doing this with a Dremel Tool to on a Sarco Repro Vertical Grip and keep the one that came with the Gun all original.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:16 PM

How much pressure or weight does slinging the gun with a sling swivel on the vertical foregrip actually do? I have a semi-auto that I'm going to be sbring to look like a 28 AC with smooth barrel and I think the vertical foregrip with the sling swivel would just add to the look

Edited by lamellarllc, 17 February 2019 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:26 PM

I have found photos of US troops using vertical grips, procured I assume from British armorers while training in England. 

 

I have a really nice Walnut grip made by Dan Block a few years ago that I added an original Enfield swivel to. It is as close a match to an original grip you can buy, in my opinion. Dan aged it to match original USGI wood. 

 

I am selling the grip if anyone is interested. 


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:39 PM

photos... pm sent.


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:24 PM

What type of sling swivel was used on the vertical for-grip? Was this just a British thing? also what screws were used in the mounting ? Thanks in advance .

Originally, only the US Navy Model of 1928 Thompsons with horizontal foregrips were fitted with sling swivels. The guns with vertical foregrips were supposed to be carried in the webbing carrying cases, made by Mills and Russell Manufacturing Co, in military use. The swivels used on the US Navy Model guns were WWI surplus offset M1917 rifle butt sling swivels procured from R.F. Sedgely, Inc.

 

http://www.machinegu...topic=21833&hl=


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:45 PM

The French also added a swivel to the Colt vertical foregrips. They used left over Berthier pivoting swivels on the foregrip, but most of the buttstock swivels were old Lebel swivels.
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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:42 AM

so where could I buy one one of these off set sling swivels?    I just got my gun back from dan block who made an excellent wood stock set for my 28, both horizontal and vertical front grips along with the british rear stock modification with the sling swivel on top.

my gun is a semi auto.  

thanks    peter


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:49 AM

Liberty Tree has them.

 

https://www.libertyt...6&idcategory=62


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 05:58 PM

thank you for the information on the sling swivel


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:24 PM

Thank you for all the help on this gentleman I really appreciate it
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