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    Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    Well,

    I don't know why, but Marlin has taken to shortening their sling swivel studs of late...

    Here is a photo of three different studs.



    The older one on the right is the "standard" length. Just short of an inch.

    The center one is about 5/8" long.

    And the one on the left, that I just removed from a new Marlin, is about 3/8" long, and only about 1/4" of threads! Doesn't instill much confidence, does it?

    I will make it a point to check every gun through the shop. Please check yours too!
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    Re: Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    Thanks Lew Really dumb and saves nothing.
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    Re: Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    just another reason to buy used and then send them to lew for customizing.
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    Re: Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    That is good info Lew, thanks for letting us know.

    Remember, Marlin is owned by Remington now and there has been alot of situations pop up with mixing and matching parts etc from Marlins old stock. I really do not know if Marlin is still involved in the making of the newer guns or not....Do you? Have you heard anything?

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    Re: Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    Thanks, need to check mine.

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    Re: Marlin Sling Swivel Studs - BEWARE!

    Some of the studs are put in so deep that your swivels will dig into your butt stock wood! Don't ask me how I know!
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    Don't mean to dig up an old one...but...would you recommend removing and replacing any short screws with longer ones? Will they 'thread' right in or do they require additional drilling/tapping to prevent splitting?

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    Looks like Marlin is giving us the short end of the screw... In many ways!
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    Gawd, even when Remlin is screwing us, they're screwing us.
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