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 Post subject: 10/22 front sling swivel
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:33 pm 
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I found an older walnut stock for one of my 10/22’s and would like to attach a sling swivel to the front barrel band.
It already has a rear sling swivel in place and I have spare swivels for the front.
I really don’t want to buy the whole Uncle Mike’s Kit just for the front piece to mount the swivel to.
What are my options?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:27 am 
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While many of us collectors prefer to not alter an older, possibly collectable piece like a walnut stock,, you can get just a stud. Look a bit deeper at Brownells,, and you should find what you seek.
OR,,, to preserve the originality of the stock AND get you a stud,, they make a stud that mounts to the front barrel band. It's the stud, with an extension piece, drilled with a hole to allow the barrel band screw to go through it. Unscrew the BB, open the gap, slip it in, add the screw & you are done!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:28 am 
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Last resort: contact Uncle Mikes CS and see if you can get one direct.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:26 am 
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Ruger made a sling swivel stud for the older 10/22s that mounts to the front barrel band with the existing screw.

That's why the old model existing screws are extra long. You'll retain the original factory set up.

If Ruger has any left, they'll ship it to you free (anything worth under $20.) Call (336) 949-5200.

Does your barrel band screw look like this?
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Here's a kit with the original 10/22 swivel kit with the stud in the middle and two quick detachable swivels:

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Buy Now for $8.00 and free shipping here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Ruger-10-2 ... 049f9b7590

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:33 am 
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Buy it now,,,beats having to make one from bar stock or drill rod, or paying a machinist to turn one on a lathe, drill two holes to fit,,,,duh,can always use or resell the Quick Disconnect sling swivels,,,cannot say how many we took and used over the past 50 plus years.......... 8) :roll: :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:02 pm 
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Using the barrel band for a front swivel is the more low cost way to go. Installing a front swivel stud into a stock, that may someday, acquire some sort of collector appeal, doesn't need to be a part of the equation. And with only one action screw involved, is not a good idea.

If one were to go with the barrel band attached swivel, the split in the bottom of the barrel band will need to be milled, or filed, wider to allow the swivel holding part to move freely forward and backward, if that option is desired.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:26 pm 
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I actually prefer the barrel band swivel to be tight so it stays at right angles to the stock, just like the screw stud in the butt stock. When it swivels up and down it allows the sling swivel to touch the wood and scratch it up.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:21 am 
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So then, tighten up the screw. :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:00 pm 
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Thanks for the replies!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:11 am 
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Same part I use on my 77/50’s.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:30 am 
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SGW Gunsmith wrote:
So then, tighten up the screw. :roll:


You need to look at the barrel band mounted on the stock and understand how foolish your remark is. :roll: :roll:

It doesn't look like the band pictured above when mounted on the gun. With the screw tightened, there's a gap left for the mounting swivel to fit and still pivot because it's a factory part, remember, no milling required.

Actually to tighten it from swiveling, you need to add a shim washer.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:33 am 
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Doesn't read like you know what you're writing about. The many barrel bands where I have added a swivel need to be relieved for the width of said part. If you don't do that, the barrel band will fit sloppily, unless that's the outcome YOU prefer.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:57 am 
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I know what I'm writing about and you know what you're writing about with different experiences. But you made a common beginner's mistake in assuming that there's no variations in swivels and/or stocks when you made your "cute" remark:

SGW Gunsmith wrote:
So then, tighten up the screw. :roll:


You made a bad assumption or used too big of a screwdriver. I have three early 10/22s in the serial #111 to 118 prefix series and all three will not tighten up enough to keep my swivels from swiveling up and down w/o shims. So in the future I suggest that you think before making any more cute remarks. :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:37 am 
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California eh? Figures.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:53 pm 
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Wow, just brilliant, another absolutely brilliant remark on the subject of sling swivels, Guinness book of records material for most discourteous forum poster. If any members were in doubt, you're greatly enhancing a reputation of knowledge, helpfulness and politeness for SGW Gunsmith on this forum.

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