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Offline onafile

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Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« on: October 03, 2009, 06:35:26 PM »
I own 6 Rohrbaugh pistols...3 9mm and 3 in .380 cal. I found the most difficult procedure to be re-insertion of the spring and guide rod after a cleaning session. The vice grip recommendation in the manual made me cringe. So, my son and I fabricated a simple tool that will not mar, scratch, or let springs fly across the room. We also happened upon the best drift punch, which will never mar the slide. A pair of Buss fuse pullers (they look like plastic pliers) is the basis for my reassembly tool. This can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes for about $8.00. You simply drill a 1/4" hole at the end of each jaw of the pliers, use a pair of wire cutters to snip the excess at the opening and voila! Your reassembly tool is complete. The high tech drift punch is simply a Q-tip with one end snipped off...it fits the Rohrbaugh take down hole perfectly and it is disposable. I am new to this site and do not know how to post pictures...I've got some photos of my above handiwork, which I will be happy to share with everyone interested. :) Feel free to email me: galligher106@att.net.
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 06:39:56 PM »
onafile:

Welcome to the Forum.

That is an interesting concept you describe. If you want to post photographs of your new creation, the material at this link may be of help:

http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/rohrbaugh/basefile/pic-post.htm
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 06:55:07 PM »
Richard,
I am not very good at posting pics, or using links. Any chance I could email you my pics and you could help me with this?
Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 07:09:08 PM »
I think this link is correct for the pics:
http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp217/DoublesChamp/?action

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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 07:48:41 PM »
Tom, welcome to the group. Looks like a good idea.
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 11:10:59 PM »
Tom.  Welcome to the forum.  I like the idea.  Excellent.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 12:30:19 PM »
Tom, welcome to the forum and all of your good ideas and time to let us know about them. Both you and Corey are lucky to have so many Rohrbaughs.  Tom
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 12:43:47 AM »
Welcome to the forum..

And thanks for the pics of your tools..
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 05:39:49 PM »
Excellent, Tom!
I enjoyed talking to you on the phone this afternoon.
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2009, 06:47:52 PM »
Tom,  Great idea on the pliers for reassembly.  That is always the hardest part of reassembly for me.

I'm off to the hardware store to buy a fuse puller.


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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 01:32:49 PM »
As an R9 newbie I'm looking for all the help I can get.  Just bought a pair of Buss Fuse Pullers at my local ACE Hardware.  Thanks for the tip, looks like it will work.

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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 10:14:37 AM »
Doug, let us know how these work for you, a real great idea.
That will make life a lot easier.

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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 08:28:35 AM »
After two very scary and cringe-worthy re-assembly events with a Channel-Lock pliers, I found and read this thread and liked the idea, so I went out and purchased a Buss fuse puller identical to the one described here.

Having access to a small milling machine, I milled the 1/4" slots in the end instead of drilling them, and tested the tool.

It works very well indeed. There's an added benefit in that I can use it to compress the inner spring a bit which allows me to clean and lube the inner guide rod and spring easily, then assemble the outer spring and insert it into the slide. Because everything is plastic the cringe factor is well under control. Thanks to OP for the tip - necessity is indeed the mother of invention.

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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 09:17:13 AM »
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* * * There's an added benefit in that I can use it to compress the inner spring a bit which allows me to clean and lube the inner guide rod and spring easily, then assemble the outer spring and insert it into the slide. * * *

That did it for me! I've got all of the other gadgets for reassembly, but I'm now getting a fuse puller and making one of Tom'ss "inventions" for myself.

Thanks Tom and JR.
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Re: Simple to make tools for take down/reassembly
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2014, 05:10:56 PM »
The Buss fuse puller as modified by Tom works great! Took me about ten minutes to modify it. Makes reassembly a snap. Thanks, Tom.