Using used pins ??

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Using used pins ??

Post by ruger22 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:14 am

I've stocked up some mostly cheap spare parts for my High Standard revolver. Most are used, and Numrich had a few new, like a cylinder hand.

What I'm wondering, this gun has no screws, just several pins. Some of the used ones are a bit mushroomed on both ends. Is it best to try to peen those back to unmushroomed, or file it off? Should I just do the end that will be inserted? Once in, re-mushroom them, stake with a punch, or loctite? I want to consider that the whole frame is alloy.

On Sentinels, only the hammer pivot, a trigger guard pin, and barrel pin are exposed. The others are in the grip frame, and trapped by the main frame when the gun is assembled. So they don't need anything else to keep them in place.
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Post by blue68f100 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:50 pm

Normally only one end is larger than the other for a friction fit one inserted. I would be tempted to use a file instead of a hammer. But my filing skills are a little better and I have some very fine files for a smooth finish.

Or better off just keep them as is till you need them. The adj as required.
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Post by ruger22 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:25 pm

These are basically larger at one end, the other end probably mushroomed a little from being backed up at installation. Getting them out was probably a bit rough on the donor gun frame, being aluminum.

I guess this is why I've shyed away from Charter Arms revolvers. They are just several layers of plates pinned together.

Hopefully I'll never need a part, but if so I'll just do whatever seems the minimum for getting it in place and securing it. Maybe leave the "back" end mushroomed and loctiting the other once in place?

I'll see if our resident ace gunsmith and moderator has advice....... :)
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*SP-101 .357 snub w/ Wolff springs
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*Two NAA Guardian 32

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