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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/14/2005 9:30:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 12:30:56 PM EDT by OODA_Loop]


$1.21 at my Home Depot. Yours may be cheaper.

Useful for installing the pivot pin retainer pin and spring. Compare to prices for the commercial tool.

Grease it first, it helps.

I tried using knife blade and other small parts and lost two good pivot pins and destroyed a spring. This tool works well, and at the price...come on you know you needed to go to the hardware store anyway...
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:34:23 AM EDT
Shhhh! The takedown pin is a rite of passage for AR builders. Without the bitter taste of frustration, victory would not be nearly so sweet.

Actually, I just push the detent in with the end of the pin, then rotate the pin into the receiver ears. Easy.
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 11:44:16 AM EDT
And to think, I've put together 5 lowers without one.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:56:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:36:04 AM EDT
I used a curved kelly hemostst and the pin itself. No problems! The clevis pin looks like a geat idea, though!
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:41:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TraumaRN:
I used a curved kelly hemostst and the pin itself. No problems! The clevis pin looks like a geat idea, though!



Hemostats! Why didn't I think of that! The hemostat has obvious AR assembly applications...thanks!
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