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Posted: 8/6/2005 1:04:01 PM EDT
Just looking for some ideas on the best way to set the rear long rivets on a romanian. I don't want to have to by a special jig.

I've been using a friends jig set, and I'm getting my own shop together so I'd like to avoid another jig purchase if possible.

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:37:52 PM EDT
I pound them down with a ball peen on a vise anvil. Then finish them with a driver I made. A piece of motor shaft with a hole started with a drill bit to give a rounded head finish works really well.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:40:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 3:41:15 PM EDT by basko152]
I was considering just making a little flat rivet jig and pushing it with my press. I'd make it out of flat steel and start a little divot with the tip of a drill bit.

Do I need to have anything on the backside??
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 4:53:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 4:55:24 PM EDT by harley_nut]
If you want both sides to be flat, no.

If you want to keep the round head on one side, you'll need one of these.

A divot made with the tip of a drill will make your round head look just like the divot.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:00:42 PM EDT
Thats what I needed to see. What size bit did you use??
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:52:38 PM EDT
I bought it here.

Greenlight Arms
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:59:08 PM EDT
Buying anything from Greenlight is damn near impossible. Could you check the divot with a drill bit and let me know the size?

I'd appreciate it.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:49:19 PM EDT
Is there any where else to buy these types of rivet jigs? Greenlight never seems to answer emails.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 1:41:24 AM EDT
I bought some real nice ones from plinker762. They came with one of his jigs but you might want to contact him for just the block.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 1:38:07 PM EDT
FYI, check Tantal's website, you'll see that some of the long rivets were built with a flat head, not a round head. If you want to be "identical" to the Rusky builds, then you may want to consider this.

I second the opinion on the ballpeen hammer and anvil - you can't get much more easy than that!

If you must have a special press plate, why not just go to Home Depot and drill that divot into some bar stock. It don't take much...
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:54:05 AM EDT
What size ball peen hammer works best?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:24:02 PM EDT
Can only guess as to the size - but it looks like it's shaped like the rounded end of the rivet, which would look nice if you used two of them and used a press.

Can anyone post the actual dimensions?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 7:20:52 PM EDT
Actual dimensions depend on what size rivet you are using. Some have different size heads on them. That is if you want them to match side to side.
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