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Installing a swing swivel

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by - J -, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. - J -

    - J - Member

    Apr 11, 2007
    Hi folks,

    I just got some swivels for my Maverick 88, Uncle Mike's style. I screwed the front one in the magazine tube's spring cap, but I want to make sure of what to do before touching the stock and install the other swivel.

    Do I just drill a hole and twist the swivel in? I read in a thread that someone said something about cutting the stub out and placing a wooden stub to screw the swivel into.

    Any help will be appreciated!

    Thank you!
  2. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mar 26, 2004
    AL, NC
    I'm guessing from what you've said that you have synthetic furniture on the gun. If so, take off the recoil pad first, and inspect the stock to make sure you have a rib in the bottom of the stock to screw the rear swivel into. If there's a rib wide enough to get the screw into, you're good. Just center up your drill when you make the pilot hole so the screw doesn't run out of the rib.

    Otherwise, it's a good idea to put something in there to hold the screw, like a scrap of wood shaped to fit in the bottom of the stock.

    About 3" in from the toe of the stock works for me...


  3. deputy tom

    deputy tom Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    -j-,I just did this on an 88.There is a square cut-out on the bottom edge of most synthetic Maverick stocks.Select the propper sized drill and put the hole in the center of the cut-out and screw in the stud.My package of studs also said to put a drop of lock-tite on the stud prior to screwing it into the stock.I hope this was explained plain enough.tom.:cool:
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