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Posted: 10/21/2003 3:38:34 PM EDT
A friend, despite my directions to watch the Bushmaster video I loaned him, punched the roll pin into the front of the trigger guard on his Ar lower instead of the rear. Now I need some ideas on how to get it out. He says there is only about 1/16" sticking out, not enough to get a good grip on even with needle nose pliers. It is a forged lower. Suggestions please. (I haven't seen it yet) Thanks,Bob.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 4:15:50 PM EDT
Drill through it with 1/16th drill bit, or try and push it back in or all the way out, whichever way it will go.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 2:02:43 AM EDT
The holes are quite nearly the same size, the rear one is ~0.002" larger. No reason he shouldn't be able to drive the roll pin back out just like he drove it in. Make sure to support the offside of the lower before driving the pin back out. You'll prolly have to get creative with a wooden block to, mebbe even cut the block to fit. You'll want it to touch the front flange on the offside of the trigger guard.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 9:07:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tweak: The holes are quite nearly the same size, the rear one is ~0.002" larger. No reason he shouldn't be able to drive the roll pin back out just like he drove it in. Make sure to support the offside of the lower before driving the pin back out. You'll prolly have to get creative with a wooden block to, mebbe even cut the block to fit. You'll want it to touch the front flange on the offside of the trigger guard.
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Chances are he can get to to it due to the guard and the blind hole, I suggest drill. Robert
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 11:35:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 11:40:12 PM EDT by Tweak]
Sh*t, somehow forgot that the front hole is blind. I shouldn't post after staying up all night. OK, I would use a cut off wheel on a Dremel and sacrifice the trigger guard. This in order to ensure there was no damage, cosmetic or otherwise, to the lower. [gramah]
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 4:06:53 AM EDT
Tweak, my fault, I should have been more specific in my post. But I think you are right about the dremel. Thanks All.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 8:51:05 PM EDT
Blazer, You were specific, you said front hole, I read front hole. My sleep deprived memory forgot to remind me that the front pin hole is blind as it's for the winter trigger. My fault entirely.
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 9:16:48 AM EDT
Tell your buddy to put down the hammer and back away from the workbench slowly.......
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 6:07:17 AM EDT
CAREFULLY drilling it out with a lot of care and a drill press might work. But first I'd try Kroil and the smallest EZ-OUT I could find. This is something auto shops use to remove broken bolts and studs, etc. I've never seen one that small, but they may exist. Failing that, this might be something to spend a few bucks on and ask a gunsmith to fix, if they will accept the job.
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 8:19:14 AM EDT
Listen to Tweak. Trigger Guards are cheap. It will be cheaper to sacrifice the trigger guard than to hire a gunsmith, a lot cheaper. Perserve the lower and sacrifice the trigger guard.
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