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Readding front swivel eyelet to Winchester 53
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March 12, 2024 - 3:08 pm
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I have a Winchester Model 53 that used to have the eyelets for the sling hooks. The forend has a screw plug now, but I am looking to install some remanufactured eyelets. My question is on the forend, as it appears that a washer goes over the post and the post is compressed. I expect there is someone out there that has already done this who can provide recommendations. Below are pictures of the traditional eyelet kit and forend.
 
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The “washer” was not always used.  If the inside of the forend cap has a relief machined in it for the washer to fit in, then it requires a washer.  If no relief is visible, then the sling eye pin was simply “crushed” to hold it in place.  This is the information I have.  RDB

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Thank you

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