870 wingmaster detent & spring?

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by rugerman, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. rugerman

    rugerman New Member

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    I have a 870 wingmaster 12ga that I bought in the 70's that has a missing magazine cap detent and spring. I got the parts from remington and my queston is do I really need a special staking tool or can I just use a punch and hammer to stake the parts in place. Thanks rugerman
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    The correct tool actually swages a ring around the circumference of the hole for the detent.

    A good, sharp prick punch could be used as long as it is swaged at several points along the circumference. A much more difficult process than using the correct tool.
  3. rugerman

    rugerman New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. rugerman
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