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Posted: 10/21/2013 3:37:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 3:42:26 AM EDT by GenoDinah]
Hello, did a search and didn't see anything.   I have a new rifle and the take down pins are kinda tight, and don't want to scratch it up.  What do you guys use to push the take down pins out on the upper and lower for cleaning.  I think I used the end of a cleaning rod when I was in the service, but can't remember now,  I'm sure a plastic rod of some sort would be great, just want to hear what you guys use, thanks.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 3:41:31 AM EDT
http://www.amazon.com/Tapco-Chamber-Safety-Tool-Rifle/dp/B004L04Z7Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382355618&sr=8-2&keywords=yellow+chamber



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Link Posted: 10/21/2013 3:43:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 3:47:03 AM EDT by GenoDinah]
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http://www.amazon.com/Tapco-Chamber-Safety-Tool-Rifle/dp/B004L04Z7Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382355618&sr=8-2&keywords=yellow+chamber

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Yeah, that is great, thanks.  That is perfect.

ETA, wow, kind of expensive though. $18.00.  I appreciate it though.  I'll search around, maybe I can find one cheaper.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 3:49:28 AM EDT
got an empty bottle laying around (water, pop, juice)? flip it over, use the cap on the pin, smack it with your hand. ought to be able to get the pin from the other side at that point.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 4:12:09 AM EDT
Golf Tee
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 6:08:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 6:25:26 AM EDT
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Yeah, that is great, thanks.  That is perfect.

ETA, wow, kind of expensive though. $18.00.  I appreciate it though.  I'll search around, maybe I can find one cheaper.
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Originally Posted By GenoDinah:
Originally Posted By Jakpro:
http://www.amazon.com/Tapco-Chamber-Safety-Tool-Rifle/dp/B004L04Z7Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382355618&sr=8-2&keywords=yellow+chamber

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31z5x%2B4PlWL._SX466_.jpg

Yeah, that is great, thanks.  That is perfect.

ETA, wow, kind of expensive though. $18.00.  I appreciate it though.  I'll search around, maybe I can find one cheaper.


cheap plastic pen.  "Accidently" snag one from a bank = free.

Unsharpened pencil.  Mug a small child at a school bus stop = free.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 6:57:27 AM EDT
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cheap plastic pen.  "Accidently" snag one from a bank = free.

Unsharpened pencil.  Mug a small child at a school bus stop = free
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Originally Posted By Covertness:
Originally Posted By GenoDinah:
Originally Posted By Jakpro:
http://www.amazon.com/Tapco-Chamber-Safety-Tool-Rifle/dp/B004L04Z7Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382355618&sr=8-2&keywords=yellow+chamber

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31z5x%2B4PlWL._SX466_.jpg

Yeah, that is great, thanks.  That is perfect.

ETA, wow, kind of expensive though. $18.00.  I appreciate it though.  I'll search around, maybe I can find one cheaper.


cheap plastic pen.  "Accidently" snag one from a bank = free.

Unsharpened pencil.  Mug a small child at a school bus stop = free
.


Link Posted: 10/21/2013 10:44:20 AM EDT
I had a Drill Instructor who could knock them out with his knuckle.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 2:47:22 PM EDT
Midway USA has them at $6.99 http://www.midwayusa.com/product/187915/tapco-pistol-chamber-safety-flag-tool-package-of-6?cm_vc=sugv11116263619
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 5:10:16 PM EDT
wooden chopstick, who doesnt have a bunch stashed up in a drawer??
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 7:03:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 7:08:58 PM EDT by Noggins71]
Shish Kabob Sticks, pick up a pack from walmart for 2 bucks.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 7:38:48 PM EDT
Copper tip of a .223 or .22LR round
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 8:49:10 PM EDT
yup, chopsticks or a pen.   save your money.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:46:19 PM EDT
Pen, pencil, bullet tip, punch, allen wrench, lollipop stick, chopstick, strong twig, key, screwdriver, paperclip, needle-nose plier tip...I'm sure I've used other things those are just the ones that came to mind
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:56:12 PM EDT
I always thought the M16/AR15 was designed to be taken apart and cleaned with a FMJ 5.56 round.  I might be mistaken though I have only been using one for several years now

and it works for me.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:08:54 PM EDT
I just smack it with a screwdriver handle if it won't pop out easily.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 11:42:43 PM EDT
On my S&W M&P, they press right out.
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