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Posted: 1/27/2006 8:53:34 PM EST
I dremmeled all the rivets as close to flush as I could get without cutting the trigger guard, trunion, and rear tang. The thing is, when I go to punch them out, they don't budge. Am I doing something wrong? I m going to try and find bar stock to put between the gap in the front trunion just under the rear 2 rivets. I don't want to bend that. So any advice and/or pictures of techniques?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:05:46 PM EST
You are on the right track. Now use pliers and pry bars to remove the remmants of the sheet metal off of the trunion and stock block. The trigger guard can be a PITA because it is relatively flimsy and has some parts that you don't want to damage.

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:31:14 PM EST
I've already pulled all of the old reciever off. I am just wondering how to remove the rivets now. Do I just drill them out?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:44:20 PM EST
Center punch, center drill, small bit and then punch and hammer.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:29:06 AM EST
Yeah, the rivets on the trigger guard are a major PITA. I've just been angling the rear part of the trigger guard on my anvil and whacking it off with a center punch and hammer. For the four revits up front, I've been positioning the trigger on my vise so as just the edge of the selector stop-plate is supporting it, then punching them off.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:37:09 AM EST
I just open up the piece of old receiver and grind the inside of the rivets off. Then I can take the receiver stub off, slightly grind the remaining rivet, center punch and drill. Then just punch out the remaining rivet. Fast and easy.
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