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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2017, 07:18:15 PM »
Ooooh Errrrr Missus!!


I've said it before..........when the hell is someone going to manufacture a front sling swivel akin to the style used on the FWB 124/7.

It could be made to fit specific airguns, replacing the front cocking arm pivot pin.

Combined with a butt pad plate/rear sling loop like Shaky Si has, and a rifle could be made sling-ready WITHOUT any permanent or irreversible modifications being done.

Maybe I ought to patent the idea before anyone else gets wind of the idea!! ::)

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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 07:38:40 PM »
There is a clever guy on Facebook who fits a sling swivel by tapping a thread in a barrel shroud like a Tx200hc,he does loads of custom work and fits shrouds to quite a few springers with the afore mentioned modification,looks great and works well,some pcps come with them fitted but I'm not aware of a springer on the market with swivels fitted
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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 10:17:53 PM »
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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2017, 06:34:03 AM »
There is a clever guy on Facebook who fits a sling swivel by tapping a thread in a barrel shroud like a Tx200hc,he does loads of custom work and fits shrouds to quite a few springers with the afore mentioned modification,looks great and works well,some pcps come with them fitted but I'm not aware of a springer on the market with swivels fitted

I'm still awaiting the arrival of my BSA Airsporter Stutzen which, I believe, has swivels fitted as standard.

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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2017, 06:39:30 AM »
Lovely pictures and very interesting.
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HW 35 I'm sure was my first plinker, if they were made 45 years ago it was anyway! Reading this thread over the last few days, thinking the 35 was the only HW with the brilliant barrel latch. Pure genius, utterly essential kit, if you like a strap on. I don't get it, why not fit a barrel band and swivel?
The band will mark the barrel without insulation tape trimmed to fit, twixt the two, leave it on for life it becomes part of the gun. Stock stud, I can understand hesitation there! Once fitted it's like a tattoo on your forehead, you look totally stupid without your hat. Certainly is something you might regret later!! On a 35 though!! It's proper attire, it's meant to have a strap fitted, but properly. Rubbing straps are going to mark. Then you have to explain.. Bruce, how did those marks and scratches get there? Well Ronald buddy it's like this, I tied a nylon strap round the barrel and stock!! Strewth, really on a 35, right!! Flip.

Totally hear you on that. I put a sling on my HW80 back in the day and had no qualms about screwing the swivel into the butt. And I agree that it just looked right and a part of how the rifle should be. The trouble is, I have been lucky to find a mint HW35 and Webley Vulcan Deluxe and I am reluctant to muck up the otherwise perfect wood. No doubt once they have been used in the field for a while and the nylon sling has buggered the wood up anyway I'll more comfortable getting a drill out!

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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2017, 07:50:22 AM »
Thank you Richard
When I see a new plinker for sale and the picture shows a strap on, I feel disappointed. No offence to all you folk who have fitted a strap on. What a plonka to do that to a new gun so soon after buying and then sell it. Wahoo cowboy style. Though I have fitted studs to stocks and I do have a lovely John Wayne type strap with best quality maybe in the USA swivels taboot. But not fitted a strap on, anything. Apart from a 35 or 99 maybe a 95 anything else is just too heavy.
Certainty on a TX or 97, I know my best friend the Ice Maiden, has a strap on!! On his TX. Carl my buddy on one of his Theoben has studs all over, like a Punks nose. All variations its possible to carry a strapped gun, covered. Speaking for myself, carrying a PCP for sure or Spring plinker to a lesser degree, slung on your back is just a matter of time till you shoot yourself in either the head or foot, or the poor burger standing behind. Ever walked behind a chappy carrying a strapped plinker bobbing about pointing all over the planet and felt safe!!
I never let anyone walk behind me carrying a gun either. Nearly shot myself at least twice with an accidental discharge!
Painfully, MFR .22 just standing outside all safe, with a mag insitu, bolt back not cocked waiting for a critter or possum admiring my lovely oiled walnut stock then the Flippin thing slipped right out my hand struck the ground butt first, the shock engaged the bolt back and forth, the mag slipped one in, a classic simultaneous accidental discharge. Bang just missed hitting me under the chin!! The other time was a real close call. The point is keep your weapon in your hand pointing down hill not skyward, not on your back. Treat it like its always loaded.
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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2017, 07:59:29 AM »
They're good safety points. I saw a youtube video with some bloke and his (very nice) tuned HW35E in which he advocated carrying the gun barrel down and broken so as to avoid pressure on the breech. One thing I have found with the swivel-less thingy is that carried this way you avoid the strap sliding on the barrel, so a win both ways...

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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2017, 08:17:02 AM »
Good point by you both. If I carry a rifle on a sling and usually it's a pcp I load my mag cock it and shoot the first at a mark on a fence post etc to check zero then only cycle the next shot when ready to fire. I rarely hunt with a springer but plan on doing this year so might get a sling of some description to carry them. Most of my rifles are quite heavy and carried by hand isn't great I'm like shaking Stevens after a mile or so lol
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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2017, 07:19:05 PM »
only cycle the next shot when ready to fire.

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Any rifle I carry in the field (whether on a sling or not) is uncocked and unloaded until I spot quarry and am ready to take the shot.

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Re: Sling without swivels
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2017, 07:57:34 AM »
Treat it like its always loaded.

Safety rule number 1.

Applause!