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Offline bamboobob

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home made tools
« on: August 04, 2014, 03:55:16 PM »
tools
wedge -  good to remove barrel pin
PVC better,       especially better to replace pin
spring portion  of tool     thinner -  better       tapered probably better   2ed one thicker see pic #2

pin pusher     hex wrench OK  but steel on steel and near al.     aluminum rivet  was steel did not try
10 ga. copper  seems perfect  yet to try   squared off end / smoothed

PVC  -   slots in hole to remove small part ( sanded not to fit too tight! )
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Offline Brenden

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 04:56:41 AM »
Nice adaptation to help with the Pups dis-assembly/assembly! Wish I had your ability to just keep trying things!
Good job.  8)
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Offline bamboobob

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 09:54:17 AM »
Brenden,

Thanks for the encouragement, It was mostly about having the right stuff then finally doing it.
Sawing by hand and lotsa lotsa filing and sanding was very hard.
I cut 2 more with band saw / new blade (made that step easier )

Finally stumbling on right PVC pipe (for small ring ) made that tool way better.

Now  "Pups dis-assembly/assembly"  super fast and easy.


 
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Offline tracker

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 07:53:20 PM »

For the pin pusher I suggest a brass punch. You are right about the tools; they really simplify the process and alleviate the frustration that squares with each failed attempt.

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 10:49:46 PM »
Tracker -  brass sounds great
but 10 ga. cu.  was easy to find

  more  -   three new ones

need to test these 4 but sure they will work.
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Re: home made tools
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 02:34:10 PM »
brass
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1st 2  now finished better         other 3  rough / unfinished
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Offline C0untZer0

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 07:45:08 PM »
Are these spring compression tools?

I don't understand how they work or how they are used to help get the spring assembly in the slide


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Re: home made tools
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 08:48:16 PM »
Scroll down to the photo where the channel locks compress the end cap before dropping the spring assembly into the slide. The tool, instead of the channel locks, will allow you to hold the compressed spring while you drop the assembly into the front opening and then release it manually from the assembly. You have to compress the spring manually while inserting the tool to hold it.


http://www.rohrbaughfirearms.com/pdf/DisassemblyLubeBroch.pdf
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Offline C0untZer0

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 09:48:05 PM »
I still don't get it.

One jaw of the channel lock book-end the cap, the other jaw grips the spring assembly flange, and when the spring is compressed the jaws are still open by more than an inch -  the gap in these tools is about 1/4"

Do you mean the spring has to be compressed all the way down to fit between the two forks of those tools?

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 09:49:58 PM »
Or maybe you compress the spring a little, enough to put the fork down on the rod, then you insert the whole thing and yank the fork out?

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 10:32:25 PM »

You've got it figured out now. There are some photos of this in the archives and I am sorry I couldn't find them.

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Re: home made tools
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 07:07:02 PM »
IMO you guys are right on.

The thinner brass tool (.067 in. )  IMO- Is better, less compression to insert tool, less snap back and easier for me to make.   Maybe softer too.

The 2 in one tool in Al. is harder to make nice.        .25 in. maybe to thick   ?   but  OK ?
            The spring portion of some Al. tools is tapered     (was trying different things )
                      ? ? might make easier to pull off  or ? ? might make easier to pop off early ? ?
                                                                  What do you Guys think? 
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The term pup is fine  -   I call mine Karl Jr.
I hope it ketches on!