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Old 01-31-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
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Sling Swivels for an M1903?

Hi folks!

I just got a BGT M1907 sling for my DML Alan's springfield, but it is too wide for the stock swivels. I have made a couple of replacement swivels from a paper clip - but it doesn't look good enough. Does anyone have any better ideas?
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:50 AM   #2
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Using some wire that is softer than paper clips, together with the proper tools (needle nose pliers) should do the trick. That's how I make swivels.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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I took some swivels off an old pattern DML M1 Garande and used them as they are wider.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:52 PM   #4
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I just realized that the swivels on US rifles are quite different from those on a Lee Enfield :-o I'm afraid needle-nose pliers and wire won't do the trick.
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:27 PM   #5
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How about the copper or brass wire?? Is it easy to find in hobby shop especially selling the ship model accessories??
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Old 01-31-2006, 06:29 PM   #6
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Here's a thought.

Go to anyplace that sells cheap costume jewelry. Claire's, Walmart, whatever. Look at the necklaces and bracelets and look at the wire links on the chains. Swivels can be very tough to make that will stand up to any amount of play, but jewelry chain is very tough.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:13 PM   #7
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Kanowarrior you're spot on with the Jewelery connection. A good Jewelery supply store is a great source for chains and many wild and wonderfull parts that can be unbelieveably small. A trip trough a Jewelery show parts vendors area can unveil a pletora of small wire and cast parts. Small wine, beer, and assorted cooking items that are very useable in our 1/6th scene can also be found.
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