Steel, two-piece unit clamps directly around the barrel between the barrel bands of the Mil-Spec front sight housing. Can be mounted at the right or left side of weapon and features a rubber-coated swivel to eliminate sling abrasion and noise. Also fits AR-15/M16 rifles with conventional A2 front sight housing.
Charlies sources these front side swivel mounts from Colt, through their distributors, and also as new take-offs.
The new Colt packaged parts require the sling to be riveted to the clamp, and the new take-offs have the sling swivel already riveted in-place. Note: This is true, whether you buy this item from us, or from another online shop. While some online retailers show the product with the rivet installed, in all cases a new Colt package will require a rivet tool to close the rivet.
Note: Fits barrels with an A-frame front sight base and a barrel with 0.75" width at the gas block journal. Does NOT fit thin barrels or A1 USGI barrels.
You can choose either new virgin set of parts from Colt, which require riveting of the pin to hold the sling loop in-place, or new or new take-off Colt parts with the sling loop riveted in place.
Genuine Colt part, SPR6106SVL
Note: Charlie's also sources a very similar part from Stag, with a lower price-point. You might be hard pressed to tell the difference. See here
a note on small parts at Charlie's
Charlie's uses this part in our rifle and upper assembly, and as such, this is a manufacturing part for us. When we have enough inventory, we also make this available for sale. As is the case with many of our manufacturing parts, we must have these parts in-stock, and try to never run out. With Colt that is hard, as the supply chain sometimes has parts and sometimes does not. If you are shopping for parts, it is very likely that you will find one of two things, and this is true for this genuine Colt part: a) another online retailer has this part for a lower price, and/or b) every other online retailer is out of stock. In trying to make sure we always have stock, it is possible that our price is a little higher for small parts. We understand that, but we also want to have the item in-stock. Make sense? You decide. Our business model is to build and to buy the best assembled tactical products, and along the way also bring you great parts. Please judge us on the whole.
We also offer the same hardware from other manufacturers.