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Posted: 12/17/2005 2:34:12 PM EDT
I tried my best using (and shattering) drill bits and ground down phillips head bits and was forced to drill out the barrel pin. I got the barrel out, but now need to track down a pin. Where do i get a pin or what is a suitable replacement?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:37:31 PM EDT
K-Var and Global Trades has them.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:41:40 PM EDT
crap, that's what i was afraid of. my $89 kit is going to turn into a $120+ kit. Any DIY remidies? Snug drill bit equivalent or anything like that?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:15:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 3:16:37 PM EDT by tapeo1]
Well, if it's any help, the barrel pins are 7mm in diameter. Maybe you can find a metal rod with the same diameter and use that.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:26:55 PM EDT
thanks for the measurment. Once i figure out a substitute, i'll post the info so others don't have to do the R&D.

thanks again
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:05:42 PM EDT
Mcmaster has a 4 foot, 7mm drill rod for a few bucks. Well worth it, IMHO

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:19:50 AM EDT
I lost a pin from a Romanian kit and just used a cut-off drill bit. Don't remember what size. Just measure it with your calipers, cut it to length and drive it in.
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