I just received a canvas GI style sling directly from Appleseed's online store. I'd like to put it on either my Savage Mark II or my Marlin XT-22, but there doesn't seem to be a way to connect it to the small, roughly pea-sized sling studs.
Is there some sort of adapter I need to buy?
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March 31, 2013, 10:46 PM
yep, you need sling loops. try e-gunparts or uncle mikes. get the 1 1/4" sling mounts
quick release. works well for position changes without having to adjust the sling as much.
March 31, 2013, 10:51 PM
Inch and a quarter I believe. I have a GI sling on my 10/22 Liberty Rifle. Don't forget the tech sights.
March 31, 2013, 11:29 PM
I've got no idea why Easy linked you that part. That's probably the part you already have on the GI sling.
Just get a couple of standard sling loops for normal sling studs and thread the sling through your new loops instead of the old attachment hardware (keeping the obvious bits).
I like these: Talon Sling Loops (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/156955/the-outdoor-connection-talon-sling-swivels-1-1-4-steel-black-1-pair), but not for any particularly good reason.
For extra credit, you can drill and epoxy in a couple of grovtec flush cups and use QD sling loops (http://www.laruetactical.com/larue-tactical-125-inch-swivel) instead.
April 1, 2013, 12:37 AM
Here's what you need, 1 1/4": http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1398331116/uncle-mikes-quick-detachable-super-sling-swivel-set You should be able to snap your sling hardware into them or replace the clips with these directly.
April 1, 2013, 08:19 AM
Tech sights sells a 1" version of the GI web sling. 1" swivels are more common on commercial rifles and slings. Just another option.