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Posted: 8/23/2012 12:55:58 AM EDT
but I'm going to be putting it back on. Do I need to use new taper pins? Should I just to be safe?
Link Posted: 8/23/2012 1:09:01 AM EDT
As long as they are not damaged you can re-use them.
Link Posted: 8/23/2012 3:34:50 AM EDT
reusable, provided they come out easy.

Key, the rifle barrel needs to held secure so all the force applied goes into the tapper pin.

I use a barrel blocks and a vice with a gallon bag to catch the pins as they fly out the other end. This method has never resulted in any damage to the gas block or tapper pins.
Link Posted: 8/23/2012 7:54:05 AM EDT
Okay I got the pins out easily enough. They're still good as new so no problem there. I did have to beat on the FSB with rubber mallet for several minutes, but now that's off too.
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