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Offline Richard S

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Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« on: December 12, 2006, 01:13:51 PM »
I have simplified my life with the collection of five tools for the cleaning and maintenance of my R-9. First a group photo with the "Star of the Show":


And now a closeup of the tools identified left to right by number:


And finally, a photo showing the ease with which one of the Bedair tools allows the slide to be aligned for removal of the barrel pin:


Once everything is aligned as shown, you can either remove the barrel pin with the punch while maintaining downward pressure on the Bedair tool or you can insert the Hedley "Stop Stick" into the gap between barrel and slide in the ejection port to hold it all in place for slow and easy pin removal using two hands.

Reassembly, with these tools, is "a walk in the park."

At last report, R. J. Hedley had only a few left of his "Two-in-One" Takedown Tools (the combination "Stop Stick" & Compression Tool) and didn't plan to produce any more. Anyone interested could contact him through his web site:

http://hedleyholsters.com/

Anyone interested in the tools developed by Steve Bedair could contact him via his site:

http://bedair.org/Rohr/Rohrbaugh.html

Life is good!   8)
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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 08:17:07 PM »
Thanks for the pics!!

Very nice indeedy!! 8)

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 02:45:24 PM »
thanks for the clear picture and explaination.Icouldn't figure out how to use the other side of Mr. Hedley's tool,so simple.Once the pin and slide are  aligned ,I just use a wood tooth pick to push the pin out(pin is tapered and only comes out one way).

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 08:58:49 PM »
Marvin:

Just trying to spread the word on the innovative work of Messrs. Hedley and Bedair.  Glad it was of some help.   8)

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 05:29:28 AM »
Thanks again Richard
One of the things that I liked about Mr. Bedair's posting were his  instructions for do-it-yourselfers for how to build his tools for only pennies and a trip to the hardware store.What talent we have on this board and how freely its shared.Your pictures are great.

Jeff

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007, 10:57:04 AM »
Richard, thanks so much for this info and your bell ringing.   Tom
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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 04:07:16 PM »
Richard
Your allen grip screw wrench sure looks great.I've been trying to find a well fitting allen wrench,but everywhere I've gone so far only has the sloppy fitting variety.Can't find a made in US or precision fit anywhere.
Any hints on a source for a good wrench?

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007, 09:02:45 PM »
Jeff:

I got my Allen (or Hex) wrench/key from a generous client, but these links may be of assistance:

http://www.shopping.com/xPC-Bondhus_1_16_Bondhus_Screwdriver_Style_Straight_Balldriver_Hex_Key  

http://www.crawfordtool.com/bondhus_hexdrivers.html

Good luck in finding one you like.

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2007, 09:41:19 PM »
What are the sizes on the PVC parts for the pin removal tool?

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 10:18:07 PM »
Ok why did the Bedair Barrell pin removal tool go away, looks like a PVC plumbing piece? Maybe can find it somewhere? Is there another trick with using something to get the slide back for the pin? I have the takedown tool but I guess I am not using it right.

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008, 11:48:08 PM »
Gary,
I think if you will pull the slide back and insert the small end
of the takedown tool between the opening of the barrel
and the slide you will find that it is about right to hold it
to punch out the pin.

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 12:08:08 AM »
Ok I will try that I must have been a little off the first time but hey I think we all were, first time that is!;D

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 11:52:27 AM »
You got that right.

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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2008, 11:29:29 PM »
From another post:

CVPC 3 /4 X 1/2" reducer coupling. 1/2"CVPC pipe.
Cut the 1/2" pipe to 3/8" install into coupler with a 7/16" socket. If you need to file down the 3/8" piece more, you can pop it back out with a screw driver. The pieces can be bought in a hardware store in the water section. Parts should be less than $5.00. I bought a 1' piece of 1/2" pipe easy to hold to cut. Feeler gauge 22mm. cut out 2 sections from the hole in the center of it
 
 
This link tells a story of another device   http://www.patentgenius.com/patent/7240450.html

What is the role of the 7/16" socket and the 22mm feeler gauge?

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Tools for Cleaning and Maintenance of the R-9
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2008, 04:21:20 AM »
Jack

As my memory serves me (ha ha) the socket is just the right diameter to use as a driver to push the smaller pipe into the larger fitting.
The outside diameter of the small pipe is the same as the inside diameter of the larger fitting (zero clearance)so that size socket is just a shade smaller in outside diameter;so the socket is tapped lightly with a hammer against the smaller pipe to recess it into the larger fitting.The socket is withdrawn and the pipe and fitting remain together in a press fit.
The feeler gauge was used as stock(material) to fabricate another tool which I think was used to keep the recoil spring  compressed for reassembly.
Also the type of pvc pipe and fitting was very important to get the proper clearances;just don't use any old pipe.Make sure the grade of material,denoted by the letters CVPC is used.

Jeff