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Posted: 5/15/2003 5:30:59 PM EDT
3/32 pin punch that was made special for the bolt catch spring pin? Or, can I just run down to the local hardware and buy an extra long 3/32 pin punch?
Thanks, Craig
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 5:41:06 PM EDT
I just used a regular 3/32" punch!
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 6:24:14 PM EDT
Tape up your lower receiver, to prevent scratching, and maybe a layer of cloth. Then carefully tap the pin in with a regular punch.
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 6:37:56 PM EDT
Just remember that there is a right side to punch the pin in from and the wrong side.  You want to start it on the inletted side, and drive the tapered end of the pin.

I go all out, tape the receiver very good and I tape the roll pin to the punch.  Otherwise, it take three hands.

Good luck, just finished building my second lower earlier this evening.

Link Posted: 5/15/2003 6:41:52 PM EDT
I know somebody makes a 3/32 pin punch that has one side ground off flat, to prevent scratching the receiver. That’s the one I'm looking for.
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 7:55:31 PM EDT
is it possible or recommended to use a bench vice (well padded) to press all the pins into the lower reciever?
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 9:12:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 10:40:11 PM EDT
just grind the punch yourself. I did it makes the job a lot easier and saves the expense of purchasing a "specialty tool". I still protect the reciever with tape. [sleep]
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