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Are you an avid hunter or marksman? Do you hate having your hands occupied while walking with your weapon? Well worry no more, I'm here to show you how to easily mount sling attachment swivels to your rifle, with a minimum of tools and materials.
 
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Step 1:

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So first off, let's lay out the tools you'll need:
Tools:
Power Drill
Drillbits (1/16-3/16)
Tape Measure
Tape (I used duct tape because that is what I had, painters tape is preferable)
Bench Vise with padding (hence the tshirt)
-As always, a gun vise is preferable, but I make do with what I have.
And of course, a 1" swivel and hardware set, which can be had for under $12 at Wal-mart or your local sporting goods store

Not pictured:
Superglue or loctite (definetely recomended)
Center punch (Optional)
Hammer
Paper towels(useful as padding between the vise and the gun)
Dremel with cutting head (optional, depending on your gun. More in step 5)

Step 2: Mount your gun in the vise

This step is pretty straightforward. Flip your gun upside down, with the trigger guard facing upwards. Place it gently in the bench vise with some padding around it to make sure of a good fit, and to prevent you from scratching the gun. I used paper towels for this part. We want the gun to be balanced, and the section you are working on to be as close to the center of the vise as possible, otherwise you will have a hard time keeping it steady as you drill.
Make a mistake once - you were careless.
Do it wrong twice - you're a bit hard-headed.
Doing it wrong over and over again, and not learning from your mistakes is what makes someone an idiot.

The fact that you made an 'Ible on how to make this, and that your mistake might prevent dozens - if not more - others from repeating it is, IMO, enough to make you NOT an idiot.

And by the way, it really is a PITA to drill holes in wood without splintering it - it drives me INSANE.
The Insomniac (author) 2 years ago
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