Sling: Is there a way to install a sling on a half stock Hawken that does not interfer with the ramrod. Thanks

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Is there a way to use a sling on a half stock Hawken that does not interfere with the ramrod.
 

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Drill through the rib so the sling swivel lands on the pipe. I did it on a halfstock for hunting. Measure the thin part of he rib and order or make one that will just span the rib or bend it to fit.. Just make sure the hole is square to the rib, and the bit is sized for a snug fit on the screw. Doesn't take a very big screw to hold 10lbs. of rifle, but the swivel will come with one. You will have to go with it.
 
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T/C made one that replaced their thimble which you could attach a sling.
 

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My sling is on the sleeve, rifle goes into the sleeve. I just pull out the rifle for stalking, and wear the sleeve. And the sleeve protects the rifle going thru water, brush, or falling, not that we sure-footed fellows would ever trip and fall.....Tinhorn
 

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I’ve put what might be called a military type sling swivel (you will see them on Jaegers) on a half stock. You will need to drill a hole through the under barrel rib, plus add some flats to the rib (so the swivel can move or ‘swivel’) and use something (LocTite) to keep it from coming loose. Also may want to use a ‘button’ (not sure what it is called) on the bottom of the stock to hold the other end of the sling. Both can be purchased from TOW. If you go this route, make sure the swivel rests against the ramrod pipe, or you will have difficulties putting your ramrod in place
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Another option is to use a sling swivel setup like TC used to offer, as someone else mentioned, if you can find one that works on your gun.
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I guess it depends on whether you have a Hawken or a "T/C Hawkins".
 

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I just file a radiused slot from the backside side of the rib and use a "Y" shaped length of coat hanger for attaching the sling. The location of the sling attachment rests on the RR pipe so as to not interedere w/ inserting the RR......Fred
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Is there a way to use a sling on a half stock Hawken that does not interfere with the ramrod.
On all of my rifles I have made leather butt covers , they stay attached all the time. They also protect the bottom
Of the stock when placed on the forest floor, and provide some recoil protection . Nothing fancy but they work. As for the fore end I have one that is attached all the time on the rod pipe. All the others the sling is wrapped around
The barrel , they don't interfere with the sights . Just attach the sling to the stock and fore end. Simple and effective
For me and I like simple.
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On all of my rifles I have made leather butt covers , they stay attached all the time. They also protect the bottom
Of the stock when placed on the forest floor, and provide some recoil protection . Nothing fancy but they work. As for the fore end I have one that is attached all the time on the rod pipe. All the others the sling is wrapped around
The barrel , they don't interfere with the sights . Just attach the sling to the stock and fore end. Simple and effective
For me and I like simple.
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