Gunsmithing tip

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by searcher5, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. searcher5

    searcher5 New Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    S.E. Kansas
    This may be old hat to some of you pros, but this is something that I have found quite useful when working on firearms. I was putting a ruger 10/22 trigger back together today, when I thought of a tip that might be useful to others. When you are putting a part together that is comprised of several different parts utilizing the same pin, if you don't have the correct size slave pin, (as most of us never do)use a dowel rod, or a wooden match or toothpick. You can either cut or sand them down to the right size,put the part assembly in place, and then just push the temporary pin out with the real pin.
  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    The smooth end of a drill also works nicely.

  3. 4 eyed six shooter

    4 eyed six shooter New Member

    Jun 21, 2003
    Teton Mountains, Idaho
    Great tip. I keep an old chewing tabacco can and every time that I make a new slave pin, I throw it in the can. I now have a sizable collection of slave pins. Keep on the look out for old pins and pieces of metal rod that can be made into pins as needed.
    Good shooting, John K
  4. allmons

    allmons New Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Excellent tip! Thank you!


    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    I have used finish nails for years and years. Snip the ends and polish, if ya lose them.....pull some out of yer

  6. TRAP55

    TRAP55 Active Member

    I use a refridgerator magnet on the side of my toolbox to keep them handy, just pull off the one you need!
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