AR Factory Sling Mounts


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cbrgator
March 21, 2009, 07:51 PM
My AR came with 2 factory sling mounts near the FSB, one on the side and one on the bottom. I have a 2-point USGI sling attached right now running from the rear stock to the side mount. The bottom mount is unused and flops around and makes noise when I move the gun around. This is undesirable if I am in my house checking out a noise or something etc. and I wouldn't want to bring attention to myself. Is there any real use for this bottom mount? It seems like it's in a weird spot and has no practical uses? It's riveted on there but I can get it off. Is It worth removing or might I want it for something?

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/SMAcbr/ar.jpg

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Rubber_Duck
March 21, 2009, 08:28 PM
Is there any real use for this bottom mount? It seems like it's in a weird spot and has no practical uses?

Believe it or not but some of us actually don't like the side mounts. Individuality is a beautiful thing. ;)

Here's MY "impractical" use for the bottom mount:

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=94830&stc=1&d=1237681610


Yes, it's worth removing, no need for it if you plan on keeping the side mount. You can always get another one later, it is a small, cheap, easy to find part, and you can reinstall it yourself.

:)

cbrgator
March 21, 2009, 09:42 PM
How is your rifle positioned when you hang it from the sling on your body

Rubber_Duck
March 21, 2009, 10:40 PM
I usually don't have it slung while I'm shooting, I sling the rifle over my shoulder when I need both hands free.

Ed Ames
March 21, 2009, 11:05 PM
I bet you could lock the ring in place/silence it with a few turns of paracord if that was your thing. If it bothered me that's what I would do. Or drive the roll pin out and set the loop aside.

Don't take this the wrong way, but... the sound of that ring flopping around is not going to be recognized (and won't be any risk to you) unless you have pissed off...well... I can't think of anyone who can identify an AR front sling mount rattle from 25 feet in the dark.

cbrgator
March 21, 2009, 11:13 PM
How do I drive out the roll pin

highorder
March 21, 2009, 11:17 PM
How do I drive out the roll pin

With the proper roll-pin punch. :)

http://www.mcmaster.com/#roll-pin-punches/=13uaiz

Rubber_Duck
March 21, 2009, 11:19 PM
The front sling loop is secured to the FSB by a rivet, not a roll pin. The easiest way to remove it would be to drill it out carefully.

Ed Ames
March 21, 2009, 11:30 PM
Many AR front sling swivels are held in by roll pins ... I glanced at the picture in post 1 and it looked roll-pinny to me but it isn't clear.

Roll pins are drifted with a pin punch. Rivets are center punched (to position a drill bit) and drilled unless you have a rivet drilling adapter/jig in which case they are easy to drill out.

Pictures of both (scroll down) here (http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=123&t=296919)

Roll Pin:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Ekie12091941/Govt%20Carbines/variation%20guide/FSB11.jpg

Rivet:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Ekie12091941/Govt%20Carbines/variation%20guide/handguardcapold.jpg

Rubber_Duck
March 21, 2009, 11:47 PM
In that case, we're both right. Both my Bushmaster and my Bravo Company uppers have them riveted so I thought they were all like this. The OP will have to remove his accordingly.

cbrgator
March 21, 2009, 11:48 PM
Mines, a rivet. How do I get that out?

Guns and more
March 22, 2009, 02:17 AM
My Colt (looks like yours) has the same side mount. I'm not using a sling, and I'm going to remove the side mount on mine because I think it will scratch the parkerizing underneath the FSB.
To each his own I guess.

If you're worried about a rattle, maybe a black rubber band around the base of the bottom mount would solve the problem.

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