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FINALLY-Back Together
« on: February 28, 2011, 01:40:03 PM »
Finally I decided to take the little Rohrbaugh apart for cleaning. It was my first. Thank the Lord for John's tool!!!!  After searching our Forum I found the mistake I was making.

Cleaned and Gun Buttered up for the next time out.

RB

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 02:22:53 PM »
Johns tool does help with reassembly.

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 02:28:34 PM »
That tool is worth more than he charges. Now that I have mine I think he should double the price  :D

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 02:53:05 PM »
I have two. One at home and one at work. I am fortunate enough to be able to clean and mess with my guns at my office.

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 03:04:12 PM »
One never forgets that first time!  ;)

Seriously, I think it took me about half an hour, and some help from a well-manicured hand of my little wife, to field strip, clean, and reassemble my R9 for the first time. These days, with the takedown tool, I can do it all in just a few minutes with a few well-practiced moves.
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 03:54:58 PM »
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Finally I decided to take the little Rohrbaugh apart for cleaning. It was my first. Thank the Lord for John's tool!!!!  After searching our Forum I found the mistake I was making.

Cleaned and Gun Buttered up for the next time out.

RB

Glad the cleaning is now easier for you.  Fortunately, I don't have to use the tool, yet, but have one of the originals when needed.  
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 07:22:48 PM »
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One never forgets that first time!  ;)

I was always bragging on my gunsmithing skills until today. I will never forget this. I am now not for sure if I want to shoot it again because that means another cleaning.  
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 07:27:08 PM »
But you have the tool!    ;D
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 02:58:12 AM »
The tool needs to have a way to use it to push out the pin.  I may have to talk to the manufacturer to see about that ...

Maybe a removable stylus like addition ...

« Last Edit: March 04, 2011, 02:58:43 AM by rodell »
Only one gun from enough ...

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 09:49:42 AM »
The use of a small brass punch works like a charm and someone on the Forum suggested cutting off the end of a que tip and using the stem works great.   May save reinventing the tool; although a good idea.    :)  
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 08:00:55 PM »
I used a small punch and pushed the pin right out. My problem was
re-installing the spring.
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 09:11:02 PM »

If any one has a problem with the reassembly, you have just described it. There is a lot of previous discussion on this issue and a little technique goes a long way. The main problem is lining up the spring and guide rod assembly so that it is centered, both horizontally and vertically.

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 10:19:28 PM »
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I used a small punch and pushed the pin right out. My problem was
re-installing the spring.

This video may help with take down and reassembly.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrAdj-WEBig
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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 10:22:37 PM »
WOW!  Thanks kjtrains.  

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Re: FINALLY-Back Together
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2011, 10:33:11 PM »
He sure makes that look very easy.  A couple health issues with my hand keeps me from being that smooth, but with John's tool I should have no more trouble  8)