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need help on installing swivel mount on 10/22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by yongxingfreesty, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

    Oct 3, 2005
    got some a pair of swivel mount and swivels free and im trying to get them on my 10/22.

    what's the easiest way to get it on there? I tried to take a screwdriver and pound it in to make an opening then screw it on but that doesnt seem to work.

    I dont want to damage it anymore, whats the proper way to do this? thanks
  2. Arkie

    Arkie Member

    Oct 6, 2005
    How about drilling a pilot hole for the screw. That would keep the wood from splitting also.

    Drill a 7/32" hole 1/8" deep, followed by a 5/32" hole 1/2" deep. Debur the opening and thread in the screw.
  3. Oohrah

    Oohrah Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    So. Coast Oregon
    Agree with Arkie. However, I think the front one attaches to
    the barrel band if you have the correct sling swivels.:)
  4. Rangr44

    Rangr44 Member

    Apr 26, 2007
    A Red Voter In A Blue State
    Use a drill, for the rear screw, that has the same diameter as the screw does - without the threads.
    It'll also help, to drill the top 1/8" of the hole as large as the screw's shoulder, to avoid crushing the wood. Lube the screw threads, the first time, with a little mushy bar soap.

    If you have the correct front swivel, mentioned above - it'll have a flat ear above the swivel eye that fits into the lower part of the barel band & is held by the band screw.
    The insides of the barrel band, where the band screw crosses, might have to be thinned slightly with a file, for the band to fit the stock tightly after the swvel is installed - YMMV.
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