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Newbie with a question about a "New to me" 94

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Good morning!

First post here. Local pawnshop find - a Mod 94 Carbine in .32 Winchester Special dates to 1950. It's had some reblueing done but I also did not pay much for it. Excellent shape overall and shoots really well.

My question is this. It has sling swivels and to my knowledge that is unusual. The rear swivel is screwed directly into the wood of the stock and the front swivel is integral to the forearm band. Can anyone tell me whether this setup could be original from the factory? I went through George Madis' book and only saw one 94 with sling swivels and the front one there was not part of the forarm band.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you guys may have.

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Have a saddle ring mod 94 in 32-40 that was made in 1897. It came with some old fashion sling swivels that I have often wondered if installed after purchase or not. The front swivel also is attached to the forearm band and the rear screwed into the buttstock. Copper screw is used for attachment of the front swivel.
My mistake - you're right, more like a rivet.

Firing at the bench and using a forearm rest, the rivet broke on mine and the swivel came off. Not sure if I'll replace it or not.
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