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Sling swivels for an Australian BSA Cadet?

Joined: 6:48 PM - Feb 13, 2011

12:22 AM - May 30, 2018 #1

I've got a lovely cadet that's a gem to shoot, but a PO removed the front and rear sling swivels.  Anyone know a US source for correct a set of swivels?
John Wells
Hollidaysburg PA

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fred2892
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12:25 AM - May 30, 2018 #2

Numrich used to have them, that's where I got mine from. Might be worth a look.

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3:07 AM - Jun 10, 2018 #3

John in PA wrote: I've got a lovely cadet that's a gem to shoot, but a PO removed the front and rear sling swivels.  Anyone know a US source for correct a set of swivels?
Numrich didn’t have the correct front sling swivel for a cadet.... at least it did not fit my Cadet. I ordered one from eBay.

My gun has been rechambered to 32-20, and it doesn’t shoot worth a dang with standard 32-20 ammo. I know that I could reload using .320” or so bullets, but I think that I may rebarrel it and sporterize it, since it’s not in the best shape already.

Would you be interested in the front swivel? I think it may be missing the rear swivel. I will check on that in the next day, but I can send both of them if I do have the rear swivel.
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5:51 PM - Jun 10, 2018 #4

I definitely have the front swivel, but no rear swivel, although I have another swivel loop that might be made to fit. Want them?
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7:23 PM - Jun 10, 2018 #5

Makizushi wrote: I definitely have the front swivel, but no rear swivel, although I have another swivel loop that might be made to fit. Want them?

Thanks. I suppose I need both unless the rear one is incomplete. Just to be clear, the rear one is the type that has a threaded portion that screws into the stock. I just have the threaded hole it the stock, no stud of any kind, so need it in its entirety.  The front band has provision (gap) for swivel, so up front just the sling loop itself is missing.  email me directly to instruct how you'd like to proceed.   jwellsgnr@gmail.com
John Wells
Hollidaysburg PA

Peabodys and Peabody-Martini's wanted!
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4:03 AM - Jun 11, 2018 #6

When I was in the junior cadets at  High School in 1954 we still drilled and had our range day with the .310 Cadet rifle. The sling that we used was the standard military sling, as-issued for the S.M.L.E. rifle. I can remember every night, before parade the following day, having to ''Blanco'' the rifle sling, the belt and gaiters before heading off to school the next morning in full drill order.
The CORRECT sling swivel you need therefore is one that will give you a clearance of
1 and 5/16ths inches; assuming that you wish to duplicate correctly the swivel size.
Hoping the above has been of some assistance.
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5:09 AM - Jun 11, 2018 #7

I should have added to the above that some of the Public School cadets in Australia were issued with the .297/230'' Francotte Martini. That had slightly smaller swivels to suit a brown leather sling.
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