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Posted: 4/6/2006 4:25:43 AM EDT
Anybody have a trick for removing the front pin from a lower before refinishing? Seems difficult to get the detent pushed in far enough to get it out of the groove.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:35:30 AM EDT
Try slipping something thin in-between the takedown pin and the detent pin. A feeler gauge blade or maybe a razor blade, but be careful!
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:42:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:48:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 4:55:25 AM EDT by gotm4]
The best way is to use a 1/16" punch and insert it into the hole in the pivot pin (through the pivot pin it self) and press against the detent pushing it down into the lower and slowly turn the pivot pin and punch while keep the detent compressed, once you have the detent out of the detent groove of the pin, then pull out the punch, and then remove the pivot pin pulling it free from the lower (carefully catch the detent and spring).
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:59:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:16:50 AM EDT
Take yourself a section of banjo string and wrap it around that critter.
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