My first practical test of the Beretta 1301 tactical shotgun was to attend an intensive 4 day tactical shotgun course that required the use of a tactical sling. This was a problem for me in that I wanted to use a single point sling on the Beretta 1301 tactical shotgun and there was no swivel other than one at the toe of the buttstock. I then studied the configuration of the buttstock in terms of clearance between the side of the stock and the attachment bolt running through the stock and into the receiver at the tang. Unfortunately, there was precious little clearance in the area where I needed the mount (just to the rear of the receiver tang and on the right side of the gun as I am a left handed shooter). This was due to the diameter of the mounting boss on the receiver for the stock retaining bolt.
Noveske vs. Blackhawk
After researching the possible options to address the problem, I first tried the Blackhawk Single Point Sling Adapter (Blackhawk Sling Adapter ) which is a short nylon strap with a loop for attaching a single point sling using the HK or other clip configuration rather than a sling swivel.
While this would be one fix, I preferred a more stable mount that would not tend to slip by rotating around the grip of the stock when tension is applied to the sling when assuming a firing position.
My search continued until I found a universal mount for a QD sling swivel at Noveske. (Noveske Sling Mount) Once I received it, I removed the stock and determined the location that would provide the most clearance from the stock retaining bolt boss on the receiver. I then used a forstner bit the diameter of the flange on the mount in my drill press to countersink the flange to be flush with the surface of the stock and then completed the hole with a ½ bit.
The mount fit perfectly in the stock but did contact the stock screw boss so that I had to relieve the interference by using a Dremel tool to grind off just enough material from the boss to provide the needed clearance and not affect the integrity of the boss itself. The mount was then inserted into the stock by holding the backing nut with needle nose pliers while screwing in the mount from the outside of the stock. I also used blue Loctite to prevent the mount from working loose.
I installed a Magpul QD Paraclip (Buy Magpul QD Paraclip ) in the Noveske mount and the set up worked flawlessly during the course and was the cause for many questions from other students with 1301s and other shotguns that did not have a single point sling mount.
The final installation below includes the Noveske Sling Mount with the Magpul QD Paraclip and some minor dremel work.