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Posted: 1/14/2006 10:06:14 AM EDT
What method you people use when you riveting? Hammer, press? Any tutorial for riveting?
I thinking that because if I remove barrel from trunnion and trunnion from receiver. So what kind a rivets I should use and how I riveting trunnion back to receiver and then install new barrel?
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 1:59:53 PM EDT
Check the tacked thread in this section ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=51&t=77594. Before I tried my hand at building, I read as much as I could. I've built 3 so far in the past 3 months (1 polish underfolder and 2 AK74 sidefolders). You learn from each build you do. I opted for rivet builds. I use a press to uninstall/reinstall my barrels and have used plinkers jig for riveting. This is the route that I went. Just my preference but to each his own. Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:04:15 PM EDT
Modified bolt cutters for rivet crushing. MrKrink sells all the rivets you'll ever need on the EE. And threaded rod through the barrel to the rear of receiver to press the barrel back in. Someone will probably post links to show how all this is done. I have no idea how to post links. HTH
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 7:52:51 PM EDT
I know its better to get a perfectly verticle crush on the rivets but does it hurt anyhting if the crush goes off to the side some?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:45:26 AM EDT
That modified bolt cutter sounds great . But are anyone try remove barrel when trunnion is still in receiver?? What kind tools use then?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 4:49:31 AM EDT
az troop would you be willing to rent your riveting jig I got to polish onyxs that need to be riveted
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:38:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AKjack:
That modified bolt cutter sounds great . But are anyone try remove barrel when trunnion is still in receiver?? What kind tools use then?



A 6" gear puller in a vise is what I used. I bought one from HF and replaced all the bolts with grade 8. Put in in a vise along with the receiver/trunion/barrel so it doesn't rotate. I used three pennies on the barrel face to avoid marking it up too bad.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:37:46 PM EDT
whats the opinion on a straight crush vs the slip to the side crush?
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