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Thread: Putting a sling on a winchester 94

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    Thanks malamute. I dont know if I want to try the marlin band or not. I kinda like the idea of the modification better for some reason.

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    Just a thought: R U SURE that it's the magazine tube twisting, and not the now out-of-round swivel band moving on the tube ?

    I'm mentioning that because making the swivel band out-of-round isn't IME the proper way to improve a sloppy fit.

    Again IME, the proper way to make the swivel band grip the magazine tube tighter is to file the inside of the lower swivel band lug, to allow the hollow screw there to draw the two sides further together than before the insides were filed.


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    Pietro, yes im sure the magazine is moving and not the band. You're right, that it would be better to file the inside of the bands lug to make it tighter, but it was fairly undersized already when squeezed to its minimum. Overall the quality of the band is low in my opinion.

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    The best way is to use the Marlin band, I've also done a few like that. Years ago I bought a beat up Marlin in a pawnshop, and the previous owner drilled into the forearm installing a stud, and bent the mag tube in the process, making it a three shot! Bubba strikes again.

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    My 94 has the Uncle Mikes 3/4 band type with the two screws. It moved around a bit so I filed a little from the flat then reassembled with just a drop of JB weld under the band halves. Ten years later & still holding fast.
    Best, Thomas.

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    simple answer: don't, anymore than my grouse gun has one.

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    Wink

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedJackson View Post
    simple answer: don't, anymore than my grouse gun has one.
    I hope you don't kill a deer with your grouse gun and have to drag it one handed........

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    When I killed a deer 2 years ago with the winchester, I wasnt very far from the house. That said... I still needed a sling. I will most likely try the marlin band first... but I have my reservations that it will fit properly.

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    Many moons ago I read a machinist's article on making round slip fit device with a round center (doughnut in concept) that was off-set. The thin side fit between the barrel and mag tube and the fat side had enough meat to drill & tap for the stud location. Finished in a craftsmanship's fashion and cold blued it really looked good. Allowed the placement of a sling far enough out front as to not make the rifle hanging on your shoulder unwieldy. The rear stud was conventional and was drilled into the stock. Maybe some of our talented fellows could give advice on making one.

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    Well, i finally found a rear band that had a stud attached to it. Came from a place called Shootz And Latters, out of NY state. They did drilled and tapped a hole, installed the stud, welded it, ground it to clean it up and cold blued it. Looks good. Didnt take much to have it in place.

    Id rather have a non removeable sling loop, instead of the stud, but this is what I got.

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    Well I decided I dont like the band. Its not the same quality as what was on the gun. I might try to have my band modified. Not sure what Ima do.

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    Here's an alternative to all that:



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    Not the best pic but this is my setup. Problem free for ten years so far.

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    Bazoo,
    Have a look at the Brass Stacker. They don't look too shabby IMHO. I'm thinking about putting one on my Browning 1886.

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    I aint making no rash decisions, thinking I might try to have the band refinished. I can sand and polish it out to suit me, and the gunsmith will refinish it for cheap or nothing. Im going to give it some more thought and use the band the way it is for a while to make sure its the direction I want to go.

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    I dont like those harness slings. Im sure they work good, but they dont look good. Least in my eye. I've been pondering on having the rifle's receiver hard chromed... pending on cost. I might have that band chromed too. Not sure how long its going to take me to get in that notion though.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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