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Posted: 1/27/2006 1:54:22 PM EDT
How do you go about removing the rivits from a good receiver that you want to reuse?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 2:22:23 PM EDT
Very, very, very carefully.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 5:21:23 PM EDT
If you know anyone with a mill, this is the best way. I had to do it one time and it was easy. Just set it up in there and lower the end mill to the receiver with a .003" feeler gauge between the receiver and the mill bit. Mill the rivet head off and then use a cold chisle and remove whats left of the rivet. Then just punch the rivet out with a hammer and punch.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:05:31 PM EDT
Do you guys think i can use my drill press?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:14:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thescratchingpost:
Do you guys think i can use my drill press?



It's possible, but rather difficult; I've done it. You'll have to ground as much of the revit head as possible. Center punch to make sure the bit doesn't walk on you and drill about an 8th of an inch down. That's how I got mine off...all marked up, but salvageable.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 12:28:48 AM EDT
use a bench grinder to take off all but 1/64 of the rivet head
remove barrel
center punch and drill with 1/8 bit about 3/16 deep
now stick a punch in the hole and drive the rivet out
the top will rip off and you have the rivets removed with no damage
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:25:44 AM EDT
I grind down 2/3 the rivet heads with a dremel and fiber cutting wheel, then I secure the receiver in my drill press vise, center a drill bit (one that is about 1/2 the dia. of the rivet) on the rivet and very carefully drill through it

Tom
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