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Posted: 8/18/2005 4:00:54 PM EDT
GET ONE.....

Assembled my last Armalite/Eagale arms lower last night, used the tool to install the front pivot pin, yup, much much easier.....
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:15:20 PM EDT
+1

I got mine a few months ago from Bravo Co.

They should be available in many AR-15 tool and accessory sellers.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:50:05 PM EDT
$1 from any hardware store in the country. A 1/4 inch clevis pin with multiple holes in it. Best $1 you will spend for your AR-15 home armorer's kit.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 6:45:03 PM EDT
Hmmm, I just use an allen wrench and a pair of pliers.

'Course, I was the Valedictorian of the IL State WECSOG.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 12:13:39 PM EDT
Made mine out of a 3" x 1/4" bolt with a 2" shank. Cut the threads off, radius the end & smooth the saw marks with a file. Drill an 1/8" hole 1/4" above the radius so your punch will pass through & push the detent pin into place. Withdraw the punch as you turn the bolt.

For tactical aplications you'll want to paint the bolt black
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 12:33:07 PM EDT
I still don't see the need for it. It's been about 3 years since I did it, but I just dropped the spring in, dropped the detent in, then used the pin to push the detent in. I put one finger on either side of the hole and then used them to guide the pin in on top of the detent. Once there, I just slid the pin in. That was so much easier than the bolt catch pin.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:23:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big-Bore:
$1 from any hardware store in the country. A 1/4 inch clevis pin with multiple holes in it. Best $1 you will spend for your AR-15 home armorer's kit.



Any chance you can post a pic of that?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:02:17 PM EDT
I made my own from rod. I put the larger of the two all the way threw the lower. I then line up the hole in the rod with the area where the spring and d-tent gos. I then push the spring and d-tent down with the smaller rod. I then turn both rods so the d-tent rest on the rod. Then just push the front pivit pin in at the same time you pull the larger rod out. I made the larger rod the same size as the front pivit pin.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 7:10:40 PM EDT

Like I said, $1 from any hardward store in the country. No muss, no fuss.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:03:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:38:15 PM EDT
+1 on what Big-Bore sez about the clevis pin. That's what I used to assemble my lowers. Got it at the Home Depot...
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 8:54:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big-Bore:
www.imperialinc.com/img/univclevispin.jpg
Like I said, $1 from any hardward store in the country. No muss, no fuss.


I made mine from a bolt like JimTh did. But this clevis pin idea is one I will pass on to people that can't drill holes. Good idea!
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:06:10 AM EDT
So what's the secret to using one of those to install the pin?

(starting my first build, any help is appreciated. )
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 10:19:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vote_republican:
So what's the secret to using one of those to install the pin?

(starting my first build, any help is appreciated. )




Insert the tool through the holes in the reciever, then aline the holes in the tool with the holes for the spring and detent.
Insert the spring first, through the hole in the line up tool an dinto the hole in the reciever,

Insert the detent next, same way.

Take a small punh and dpress the detent into the hole in the reciever, then rotate the tool so that the detent ins held down, then insert the pivot pin while withdrawing the tool for the holes in the frame, if doen right, the detent should pop right into the slot in the pivot pin without being launched into orbit.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 7:00:23 PM EDT
You guys are so dang smart!
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 7:34:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 7:35:31 PM EDT by WIZZO_ARAKM14]

Originally Posted By FLRich:
You guys are so dang smart!



When you get shot in the face with a detent once, you try to not do it again.

Pain always is a great motivator for innovation.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 2:00:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:

Originally Posted By FLRich:
You guys are so dang smart!



When you get shot in the face with a detent once, you try to not do it again.

Pain always is a great motivator for innovation.



WIZZO




so true.....
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