Removing Sling Swivel

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by connectegr, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. connectegr

    connectegr New Member

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    How do you remove the sling swivel attached to the base of the fixed front sight?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Drive out the rivet with a punch while supporting the barrel and front sight base.
     

  3. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Or a dremmel w/ appropriate bit.
     
  4. BlaineD

    BlaineD New Member

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    Start the pin with a 5/32" punch. When the pin is flush switch to a 3/32" punch. Don't be afraid to hit it.
     
  5. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Yea beat the snot out if it. Those rivets are a pain in my a$$
     
  6. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    That's why you drill the thing out.
     
  7. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    But that doesn't take out aggravation!
     
  8. MikeJK

    MikeJK New Member

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    Not using the right tools causes me the most aggravation.