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has anyone put a sling on a hatsan 55/60

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ben_tucka, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. ben_tucka

    ben_tucka Donator

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    Peeps

    Im after putting a sling on my hatsan 55 and wondered if anyone else had done this?

    as a newbie I was wondering if anyone could give me a parts list to buy. and what length sling I need as I want to order one of the paracord slings from on here :)

    Thanks
    Ben.
     
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    You need the screw for the butt pad in the stock and a clamp for the barrel,I think it's 16mm OD for the barrel.

    Don't drill by hand,do it on a drill press.
     
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    If you haven't got access to a drill press start by making a small shallow starter hole with something with a sharp point then with a hand or cordless drill start with something like a 2mm drill bit and then use a slightly larger oneuntil you've got the correct size hole.
     
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    Depending on your ability and equipment, drilling by hand is fine, I punch a hole with a nail to start with to avoid slipping, then I go straight in with a hss metal drill bit. Reason being the hss bit tends to cut cleanest and central.

    I think you'll need either a 4mm or 4.5mm bit but check first, I also put a dab of gorilla glue in
     
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    thanks guys :) just a few questions remaining

    so what length of sling do I need to order?

    can anyone point me in the right direction for places to buy these bits from?

    I dont have a drill press so would have to be done by hand :( I guess slow and steady would be fine :(, but where about's am I drilling is it under the stock straight into the wood?

    Thanks
    Ben.
     
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    Ben

    Length is a very personal thing. Here are two pictures of slings on my 95, including distance between studs, it will give you an idea of how that will look. I tend to use it at around 36". Remember I can do adjustable ones, these give at least 6" of adjustment.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/leaky5/11670569914/in/set-72157630165214120

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/leaky5/11670567954/in/set-72157630165214120/

    When drilling the butt end, there will probably be screws holding the butt pad on, so best to drill about 30-40mm from where the wood starts and towards the trigger or remove the bottom butt pad screw to see how long it is.

    Richard
     
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    I've seen you do adjustable ones but in my own opinion I like the fixed size ones best. Thankyou and an PM shall follow shortly :)

    so where do I by the barrel mount bit and the rear screw bit from? any eBay one or are there some preferred manufacturers as last thing I want is for my rifle it to fall into the dirt

    Ben.
     
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    I prefer the band in this link, 2nd from bottom and bottom. http://www.tawnadoairguns.com/uncle_mikes_sling_swivels_custom_qd.php

    You have a couple of options if you buy the sling from me.

    1/ Buy the full kit 2nd from bottom, then send me the swivels and I will then make the sling with them (I will then knock off the cost of swivels from my price) or pay me the cost to buy them inc postage, then I will get them directly, I have done this from Tawnado's before for someone in the past.
    2/ If you can wait a couple of weeks, just buy the split band right at the bottom. I will have swivels and a spare screw in a few weeks.

    Option 2 will be a little be cheaper but you will have to wait for the swivel screw for a few weeks.
     
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    As He said you don,t need a drill press,start with a small drill and work up in size Length of a strap/sling is upto you I,v found it is always best to have a longish sling and adjust it to your own requirements the better quality ones will have plenty of adjustment Pic of my Webley Omega Karbine (cousin of the Hatsan 60/55):up:
     
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    Looking at my Hatsan I would put the stock swivel about 3 inches from the butt end of the stock where the wood starts.They cost a little more but I prefer Q D(quick release) swivels which you should be able to get from any decent gun shop or shooting accessory suppliers.
     
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    Patrick, do you have a 55 or 60 ? Could you please measure the OD of the barrel.

    Thanks
    Richard
     
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    Hi Richard,barrel diameter is 16mm on both my Hatsan 55s & 60s.
     
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    Thankyou everyone for your help much appreciated :)

    Ben.
     

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