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Posted: 9/24/2004 4:26:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 2:36:55 AM EST by JCKnife]
I had to knock out the rivet and take off my sling swivel, because it has some kind of rubberized coating and won't survive my refinish bake in the oven. When I go to replace it, do I need any special tools or techniques to install?

Anyone know a good source for these rivets? I could just wait for the next gun show.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 5:06:27 PM EST
Bump for help
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:36:35 AM EST
Somewhere, out there, somebody knows.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:28:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 6:29:18 AM EST by SteveinAz]
You can order the rivet from anyplace that carries AR-15 parts, or use a roll pin of the correct size. The roll-pin is a little easier to install. The rivet can be secured by using various sized punches to spread the head out and grasp the metal. If you use the latter method, order a handful of rivets (they're cheap) in case you screw a few up.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:43:07 AM EST
For a reinstall, the roll pin is the way to go. Go to Home Depot, Lowes or the local hardware store with the old rivet, get a roll pin slightly larger, trim to length and drive it in.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:50:31 PM EST
IM sent, call me, you can use a roll pin punch to re-flare the old pin, if you did not screw it up on removal.
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