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#1 TOM R

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:34 PM

guys I like havin a sling on my guns so has anyone tried this front sling swivel band? $45 seems a little high for what it is?, i got a sling swivel on the buttstock already but no front one due to having a verticle grip forend here is the link http://www.tommygunn...wivel/whcat.jpg
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#2 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 05:40 PM

Bogie used one in Sahara

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#3 TOM R

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:12 PM

ok so then that is a real sing swivel not just somethin somebody made up
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:19 AM

...and HawkeyeJoe uses it when he goes tot he range ....

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 08:43 AM

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Buy "Sahara" (Not the new one that's BS ). It shows the ring sling quite clearly. And it's several member's favorite Thompson movie.... popcorn.gif
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#6 TOM R

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 11:08 AM

um so does that mean i need to buy the movie to see where the front ring goes? or does someone have 1 or a clear pic of 1 assistance is apriciated, if there is a "factory" front ring i like lookin original smile.gif
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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:21 PM

My Model of 1928 Savage (1941 production) had one of those rings on the barrel when I got it.

The one I have does not have the part that the sling goes through, just a threaded hole on the thick part of the ring.

It is crescent-shaped and uses spring tension to hold it to the barrel (It just "snaps" over the barrel.). There is no driilling or set screws connecting the ring and barrel.

I don't know if this was a factory or aftermarket item, but it is very well made - not a homebrew gadget. It was a PD gun so I don't know when it was put on but it was sometime between 1941 and 1986, when I got the gun.

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(Sorry I don't have the technical capability to send a picture.)
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#8 TOM R

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:18 PM

wish there was a better pic and discription of that front swivel in the link I posted, although $45 is awful high i think that is more like a $25 item, guys I do apriciate all the input smile.gif
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#9 Kevin

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:28 PM

My WH came with a swivel clamped on the barrel. It is a split ring type with a screw on the bottom holding the 2 parts together and providing mount for the swivel. I think I have it around here some where?
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#10 TOM R

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 09:51 PM

KEVIN IF YOU FIND IT AND WANT TO SELL IT LET ME KNOW THANKS smile.gif
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 11:33 PM

It's been a few years since I had my forward one on, so I don't have the details in front of me. Based on a suggestion from a fellow 21 owner at that time, I went to Academy sports and got a split-ring front swivel for a 30-30 for about $13, and found it to work fine. But I didn't particularly like carrying the gun around with a sling, nor the effect it had on the "lines" of my 21.
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