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Sentry44

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Barrel band swivel
« on: January 10, 2015, 02:03:06 PM »
Please share your preferences as to barrel band for 219 .30-30.  also, if you know it, the number would be helpful.

I've used Uncle Mikes for other model guns and they're "ok," just wondering if there are better options.

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Garnett

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 08:56:22 PM »
I have two different kinds, actually 3 that I have used.  i am away from home.  I will check my records early next week and let you know   I know i bought some from Brownells.

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 09:08:06 PM »
I have used the flat band, and the band with a curved edge, and of course the split half bands.  I will try to take pictures soon.  I have not retrieved my guns from "safe" storage since I returned home.  I actually prefer the full band with the curved edges.  All work well on the guns I have put them on, and they look good.  I will try to send pictures soon.

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 09:20:55 AM »
My "new" .30-30 has the split ring barrel band.  Seems to have been on the gun a long time and to be very secure.  I suspect that this is an aftermarket addition.  The rifle came from Nevada, where a sling is just about essential due to the steep and rough hunting terrain--often you need both hands to "hang onto the mountain."  Even many shotguns up there have slings for chukar and blue grouse hunting.

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 06:55:31 PM »
I have used "Uncle Mike's" but like some others also.  www.brownells.com shows some of the barrel band swivels I have used, but I can't find some of the others.  Maybe they are discontinued or I just don't know how to properly enter my search.  Anyway, Catalog #65, 2012/13 on page 233 lists two that I have used and like.  The "Gentry" is blued and ready to install.  The "Tally" is in the white and is not contured, but flat with sharp edges.  I really enjoyed bluing it.  I used a cold blue that works well for me.  On page 235 is a split barrel band by "Magnum".  I have used a similar band with no problem.  I do not have the shipping slips so I don't know what the part numbers are.  I usually put the barrel swivel about 3 inches in front of the forearm tip.  Page 89 of my book has pictures of all 4 styles I have used.  I am sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this. 

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 07:22:04 PM »
I have purchased two barrel band sling swivels from New England Custom Guns, I miked the barrel where i wanted the swivel and then some minor fitting, heat up the barrel band and barrel location solder flows fairley easily. Makes an attractive set up. Of course you have to remove the bluing on the barrel where the barrel band is located.

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2015, 10:56:28 PM »
Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 12:42:11 AM »
Sling mounts were a factory option on the 219s. They look a bit European. I believe that they were brazed to the barrel.

In my opinion, all long guns ought to have sling mounts. A gun without a sling is like a pistol without a holster. Fine if it always stays indoors.

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 08:27:39 AM »
I have 2 M220 shotguns with what I believe are factory sling swivels, so it stands to reason it was an option for rifles also.  However, I have not seen a rifle with factory swivels and would really like to have a picture if anyone has one of these rifles.

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2015, 07:52:23 PM »
One of my rifles has them. And I have seen them on other rifles that were listed on the Internet. If the sun shines when it is warm out, I will try to take pictures of those on mine.

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Re: Barrel band swivel
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2015, 10:15:45 PM »
Breaker, I will really appreciate pictures!  Stay warm!

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2015, 07:22:49 PM »
It was sunny up here today. I had been thinking that I would take the gun outdoors to take the photos, because I have read that the best photos are shot when it is sunny but with the object in the shade. But I just took these in a room with a south-facing window. (The high here was +5.) As you may be able to see in the last picture, there are no screws running into the barrel.