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4/22/2019 5:32:20 PM
Posted: 8/23/2006 6:08:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2006 12:52:22 PM EDT by LonghornAR15]
I bought a used MIAD full kit in the EE and when I got it the backstrap that was on it had the roll pin inserted in it. I cannot for the life of me get this thing out. How do I go about getting the roll pin out?

Any tips, ideas, etc. are very welcome!
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 8:01:44 AM EDT
A very small roll pin punch will do it. Looks like either a 1/16 or maybe a 3/32 punch will get it out. You can usualy find them at tool stores or some home improvment places like OSH.
You can use a regular punch but they tend to slide off the end of the roll pin.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:08:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:13:02 AM EDT
Roll punches work great on roll pins. You'll need a hammer or some other means of blunt force to go with it
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:51:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Roll punches work great on roll pins. You'll need a hammer or some other means of blunt force to go with it


Just like smartass responses go with AR15.com, right?

Yeah, I was just wondering if somebody had a trick or tip to help get it out without a roll punch. I build my lowers without and punches. Just a pair of channel locks and I use a nail to punch the pins out. I tried a small nail on the MIIAD roll pin with no luck.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:58:18 AM EDT
I've never had a problem removing/installing roll pins with regular punches.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 11:03:41 AM EDT
You might try using a drill bit as a punch, or a small screw.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 11:08:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
You might try using a drill bit as a punch, or a small screw.


Good call, I havn't tried a small drill bit yet. I'll try that and then I'll go buy a roll punch if I need to.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 12:53:36 PM EDT
I tried a small nail again, only this time with a little more elbow grease and I got it. I was just wary of hitting it too hard before I knew for sure this was the issue. I didn't want to get my new (used) MIAD and then break it before taking it out and shooting!!!

Thanks for the replies!

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