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Thread: How to install your ar front pivot pin without shooting the detent accross the room.

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    Marksman
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    How to install your ar front pivot pin without shooting the detent accross the room.

    Go to the hardware store and get pick up a 1/4" clevis pin with holes in it. slide pin in from right side of reciever.
    Detent.jpg
    Line up the first hole with hole in the reciever and place your spring and detent in.
    Detent1.jpg
    Push the detent and spring down with a small punch and start to pull the clevis pin out a little to capture it.
    Detent2.jpg
    Place your pivot pin against the clevis pin and start pushing it thru.
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    Last edited by gmshooter; June 28th, 2012 at 11:15 PM.
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    Marksman Armnhammer's Avatar
    I fought with that spring for about an hour. Great idea.
    Disarming the people is the first step to enslaving the people. What part of "shall not be infringed" dont you understand?

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    Marksman
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    I have lost multiple and almost have taken my eye out a few times.
    James Louque
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    Marksman Armnhammer's Avatar
    I used a credit card on mine after a while of trying with a flathead screwdriver. Was not an easy task.
    Disarming the people is the first step to enslaving the people. What part of "shall not be infringed" dont you understand?

    “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.” "Let the revolution begin."
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    Marksman

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    I've got a really slim blade on a cheap 3 blade knife that I use, but this method of yours is fool proof. I will be using this from now on. I have seen a product, I think on brownells, that is identical to this in the way it is used, but made specifically for this. Thanks for the tip.

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    In Vino Veritas

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    GI cleaning rod will work as well. I used them all the time in the Army. You might have to put a little more downward pressure but it will get the job done.
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    Marksman chootem's Avatar
    Had a friend show me something very similar. Except he used and old wind chime.
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    i have a hand tool i use for work that looks like it would work with removing the pin

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    Now people will know that it doesn't really take voodoo to put an "evil black rifle" together
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    I don't believe you

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    I just recently learned that method from a thread on AR15. Worked nicely though I have also used the thin razor method before.

    http://www.bayoushooter.com/forums/showthread.php?82499

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    Hk convert Crimson's Avatar
    I have done some thing similar just used a 1/4 inch punch and a razor blade, pushed the detent down with the razor blade slide the punch all the way through to hold the detent, removed the razor blade and picked up the pivot pin. And slide the pivot pin through, definitely one of the quickest and easiest ways to do it.
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