Author Topic: Help Please -Pin Removal  (Read 2280 times)

Offline rtw

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Help Please -Pin Removal
« on: October 30, 2005, 02:24:17 PM »
The pin is stuck in the frame and I can't remove it or reinsert it-perhaps because I don't know how much force I should apply in either direction.

The brass Brownell's punch isn't long enough to remove it.

Suggestions please.
Thanks, Dick
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Offline rtw

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Re: Help Please -Pin Removal
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2005, 04:43:37 PM »
Never mind. I got it.

This was my first attempt at cleaning this gun, which is somewhat of a challenge for this spatially blind guy. I followed the owner's manual and the info on Chris' excellent FAQ site and all worked out well.

Brownell's 1/16 inch punch isn't as solid as I would like and I had misplaced RJ's "Stop Stick" so had to make do with a wooden chopstick and the end of a small screw driver. Definitely could use 3 hands.
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Offline Brenden

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Re: Help Please -Pin Removal
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2005, 07:12:04 PM »
Responding to ones own questions is a favorite of mine!! ;)

Glad that it worked out for you..

I am looking for the "perfect" punch still.. :o

If you find one -please let me know.. ;)

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Offline sslater

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Re: Help Please -Pin Removal
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2005, 11:33:40 PM »
I tried a brass punch too.  At that small  diameter, brass isn't strong enough.  So I ended up buying a steel punch from Brownell's.  I think it's a Starrett brand.  Very classy.  You won't damage the pin - it's hardened steel.
Disassembly / reassembly does get much easier with practice.   ;)

Offline Michigunner

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Re: Help Please -Pin Removal
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2005, 11:42:24 PM »
Dick,

I'm glad you got it OK.  Hope it went back together to your satisfaction.

I was madder than a hornet with my first experience.  And even made a couple of grouchy posts, that I later deleted.   :)

Bill