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Detent pin

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Reagan40, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Reagan40

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    I was putting a lower together today and I got to the last step. All I had to do was install the front pin, spring, and detent pin. I decided that walking 10 steps to get a razor blade was too much work, so sure enough I shot the pin up at the ceiling. I heard 6 bounces. Never found it. Grrrrrr! I think I have a few more at my office. Don't be lazy. Use the right tools.


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  2. bigmoney890

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    I did that my first build... and second build. Luckily I found it the second time :rofl:
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Place the receiver in a one gallon zip lock bag when installing the pivot pin, spring and detent pin.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I use a 1/4" clevis pin as a tool.
    Insert from the left.
    Insert the spring & detent pin through the hole in the clevis pin.
    Depress into the receiver with a 1/16" Allen key
    Rotate clevis pin 1/4 turn, while removing the Allen key.
    This captures the spring and detent.
    Push the pivot pin in from the right, displacing the clevis pin.
     
  5. Reagan40

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    Good idea!
     
  6. michael_b

    michael_b BRC #1492

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    Lol yep. That razor blade is a must.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I think you need about a 2" length pin. There are commercial "tools" available, for an inflated cost. These are available at any decent hardware store for less than $1
     
  8. LA_357SIG

    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

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    I just use a 1/4" punch. Put the spring in, then the detent with the punch slightly wedging the detent against the hole and push the detent the rest of the way in with a flat tip screw driver and the punch will keep it captured until you push the punch out with the pivot pin from the other side.

    But anyway, I buy my small parts from DSGArms. They usually have all small parts in stock and shipping is not absurd like other places.

    http://dsgarms.com/Category/20_0/Lower_Receiver_Parts.aspx
     
  9. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I just bought the little tool from Midway.
     
  10. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    Exactly how I do it. Fast and easy.


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  11. bullittmcqueen

    bullittmcqueen Gunfighter

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    I also put grease inside the pin hole, it gives just enough bite on the spring and detent to keep it from shooting up to the ceiling. A good blade helps as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
  12. vettely

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  13. bigmoney890

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  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    One gallon zip lock bag is cheap insurance.......however you care to install the spring, detent pin & pivot pin
     
  15. bmoore

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    I am lazy about using the Ziploc (great idea BTW) so I just use the lazy man method. Whenever I buy anything online gun related I just add 2 dents and 2 springs to my order.
     
  16. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I started using the bag after I got pelted in the face by a detent pin
     
  17. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Yep, I took a detent to the eye once. That sucked, it's hard to find a detent on carpet with one eye watering and hard to open :rofl:
     
  18. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    So far I have been lucky to not launch one.
    The same can't be said for a 1911 recoil plug. Those can be down right painful being propelled by and 18 pound spring.