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Posted: 9/17/2004 4:02:22 PM EST
Does anyone know the punch size i need to remove my gas tube roll pin? Bownells wants to sell you a whole set.. I already have a couple of punches laying around but for some reason I cant find the one i used in the past to do this..

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:03:28 PM EST
I think it's a 1/16th.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:29:53 PM EST
yeah i seen a 5/32 on brownells website it appeared to be a tad smaller than the one i have that is to large... sooo remembering back to my fractions in HS.. i think that will probably work : )

Thank you sir
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:30:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 4:30:47 PM EST by Storm_Tracker]
Now where do i buy one inexpensively?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:38:01 PM EST
I think mine came from Sears. Give them a try.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:07:21 PM EST
5/64 hard to find. Brownells does carry one.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:08:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 6:09:38 PM EST by FALARAK]
1/16th punch.

You can get a craftsman at Sears for $4.99, or an off brand elsewhere....

I often just use a 1/16th inch drill bit to knock it out..... if I dont have a punch handy. Works fine, and CHEAP!

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=184086
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:44:25 PM EST
I used a small finish nail to drive mine out. My roll pin punch was getting stuck about 1/3 of the way in and I was getting scared it would break off. The finish nail worked perfectly.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:46:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:55:09 AM EST
1/16 is the hole size but the roll pins are larger.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:56:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
Now where do i buy one inexpensively?



Watch out on the cheap ones, sometimes they snap off in the holes
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:30:48 AM EST
First time I messed with a barrel I didn't have a punch handy and ended up using a short piece of coat hanger wire. Its soft enough that you wouldn't have to worry about it breaking on you. This was on a fairly new rifle but on an older one with a lot of rounds through it this may not work. I guess this could be the "don't have a punch, no one is open now, and I want to take it apart now" option.

Jester
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:55:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
Does anyone know the punch size i need to remove my gas tube roll pin? Bownells wants to sell you a whole set.. I already have a couple of punches laying around but for some reason I cant find the one i used in the past to do this..

Thanks



Gas Tube Roll Pin size is 5/56".
You can order ones designed for roll pins from Brownells individually or in a set. I recommend the set.
Also consider the "Roll Pin Holder" punch set, especially the 1/16" and 5/64" sizes.
Also order a 1/16" "Starter Punch" and use this to "start" the 5/64" Gas Tube Pin moving.
Done this thousands of time...trust me.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:03:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By Storm_Tracker:
Does anyone know the punch size i need to remove my gas tube roll pin? Bownells wants to sell you a whole set.. I already have a couple of punches laying around but for some reason I cant find the one i used in the past to do this..

Thanks



Check the link
here

Brownells does sell each punch and the set is optional.
SPECS: Kit includes one each of seven sizes: #1, 1/16" (1.6mm); #2, 5/64" (2.0mm); #3, 3/32" (2.4mm); #4, 1/8" (3.2mm); #5, 5/32" (4.0mm); #6, 3/16" (4.8mm); #7, 7/32" (5.5mm).

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