Do you mean you want to install the front sling mount on the barrel near the REAR sight?? Midway or Brownells should have barrel mounts for slings.i never use a sling and want to remove the front sling mount on my M77 MK2 458 LOTT. Do i need to remove the front site to do this? If not how do i go about this?
The reason i want to take it off is purely to clean up the unnecessary as you put it as i will never use a sling. If there is a chance that i may damage the barrell then i will not do it. Just wanting to find that out.The front sight is a barrel-band, as is the fwd sling swivel attachment. Both would need to be heated to remove the solder weld. Not sure why you want to remove the sling attachment zim; it's 'out-of-the way' for finger gouges on recoil. Wanting to just clean up the unnecessary?
Well, ok then. I'll quit with the "why would you" dumb remarks & answer the question:zimguide is a PH - I think - in Zimbabwe (this from other posts on other threads), so he's 'hunting' Africa, and any resale value will likely be enhanced there for it's handiness. I can understand his desire to make these changes. His criteria is for a working tool rather than a client hunting rifle.