I've tried a couple of Uncle Mike's but they wouldn't completely lock in. Do you have them on a Samson A-TM stock?
With the loop in position, there isn't enough space for the pin to fully seat into a secure position. I have tried two different model numbers of Uncle Mike's with the same results.
Not yet. I'm trying to locate that model online.
Interesting. Can you please expand on "There have been a few other issues noted on the stocks and it looks like there have been some minor revisions since the inception." Not doubting you, but seeking additional info both as to problems and revisions.I have purchased a couple of the Samson stocks and have also experienced issues with mounting the detachable swivels. I have even tried original Ruger swivels as came on the the original factory folders and still had issues. I have noticed inconsistencies in the machining on the Samson folders that I have but I have been able to modify them to operate properly. First attempt was to round the edges of the swivel itself and this worked for one stock but no the other. I ended up using a Dremel to shape the receptacle on the stock. It looks like the hole drilled for the swivel pin does not allow enough clearance to get proper alignment and swivel. This throat area needs to be shaped for proper operation as was done on the originals. There have been a few other issues noted on the stocks and it looks like there have been some minor revisions since the inception. I still wonder if anyone at Samson has ever tried a swivel on the stock as they would immediately see the issue. It would be an easy correction on their part or even if they would just offer a properly functioning swivel themselves.
I noticed the slot you mention in the pic I linked above, and in the back of my mind, I was wondering if that was the exact source of the sling swivel fitment issues. Said nothing because I have not handled the stock, and I hoped that someone who had handled the stock would come across with some enlightening comments, as you have done. A simple note from Samson/Ruger might have saved some owners from some frustration. Even now, a couple of pix on Samson's web site and some text might not be a bad idea.Hate to admit this but when I was trying to install my swivel on the rear I did not realize that it was not supposed to go ALL the way through what was there. Figured out that the slot 2/3rd of the way down was supposed to have the swinging arm go into it, not below it! Works great with some miscellaneous mutt pup swivels I had laying around and yes they are the threaded locking style.
The area above the pistol grip on the right side where the swing arm pivot attaches was originally cut out with a radius but the more recent Samson stocks have this area cut into the wood with a square trough as was on the most recent Ruger originals.Interesting. Can you please expand on "There have been a few other issues noted on the stocks and it looks like there have been some minor revisions since the inception." Not doubting you, but seeking additional info both as to problems and revisions.