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Posted: 9/30/2005 9:06:42 PM EDT
Buddy is Kcoating my upper Sun... Need to push out the FA pin and the pin on the drum for the rear sight.. Its an A1.. Any ideas on what I can use to punch em out?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:10:27 PM EDT
old drill bit?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:32:40 PM EDT
you can use a drill bit to hammer it out, but do not drill it out. buy some punches, you can get a set for as cheap as $10.00
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:33:56 PM EDT
Yeah, it is much cheaper to but the right tool than to replace parts of an AR.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:35:10 PM EDT
If you don't have a roll punch set, you can get a regular punch set from the hardware store. I think I got mine for $11-12.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:41:57 PM EDT
Drill bit works just fine as a punch.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:42:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:54:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:02:07 PM EDT
Ill just use my head to hammer with.. Ill get the punch at the hardware store tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:20:18 PM EDT
Ge a drill bit of the correct size, cut off only the shank.

Grip the drill bit shank with pliers, preferably small vise grips.

Set aside.

Get a large vise grip, tape the jaws so they won't scratch.

Now, holding the small pliers and drill bit shank, use the large vise grips to press out the pins. Adjust and squeeze, adjust and squeeze. Easy.

A lot better than hammer and punch.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:17:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:20:23 PM EDT
If you really want to be cheap use a nail.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:48:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:57:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By protozo1:
If you really want to be cheap use a nail.



Used one for years.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:53:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
5/64" punch.

-Troy



Ace Hardware.$3.49

Im sure Ill need it again so I splurged..
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:30:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bradd_D:

Originally Posted By protozo1:
If you really want to be cheap use a nail.



Used one for years.

.



use a nail and a garlic masher once when i forgot my tools at work and was too eager to wait
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:38:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Ge a drill bit of the correct size, cut off only the shank.

Grip the drill bit shank with pliers, preferably small vise grips.

Set aside.

Get a large vise grip, tape the jaws so they won't scratch.

Now, holding the small pliers and drill bit shank, use the large vise grips to press out the pins. Adjust and squeeze, adjust and squeeze. Easy.

A lot better than hammer and punch.
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Originally Posted By Gloftoe

Or, use a hammer and punch, as intended.


You should watch me do this... the master at work.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:42:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Ge a drill bit of the correct size, cut off only the shank.

Grip the drill bit shank with pliers, preferably small vise grips.

Set aside.

Get a large vise grip, tape the jaws so they won't scratch.

Now, holding the small pliers and drill bit shank, use the large vise grips to press out the pins. Adjust and squeeze, adjust and squeeze. Easy.

A lot better than hammer and punch.
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Originally Posted By Gloftoe

Or, use a hammer and punch, as intended.


You should watch me do this... the master at work.



I would say it's different, but what makes it better?
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