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Rogers Swiv-O-Matic Mount Cast Vs. Machined

Rogers Swiv-O-Matic Mounts

When it comes to hardware Rogers has some of the most devout followers. Not just any Rogers hardware, but the Swivo hardware from the 60's. For some reason it is a love/hate* relationship with this hardware.

When the Swivo hardware first came out the parts were made in a machine shop and the Collet Nose was machined (photos below). This made it almost indestructible if treated correctly. Some time in the late 60's (Most experts say around 1969) the parts were changed to a cast version. This of course made them slightly inferior to their machined brethren, but still good hardware none the less.

So below you will see the two different versions and the slight variations are noted. I'm sure there are transition versions that might have different washer combination's.

*Special Note: Many people overtightened the collet nose which is why people had problems with the Swivo hardware. It is also been reported that the mounting holes are slightly different between the different eras.

-David Anfuso
Rogers Historian

Cast Version --Machined Version

The different Collet Nose's

Here are the two complete Rogers tom mounts below. They also changed the mounting hardware from standard flat washers to the star washers.

Machined Version

Cast Version


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