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I cant remove my front sight post pins

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Zombie Runner, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I was getting ready to install some troy free float rails and I cant get the tapered pins out of the front sight post...me and two other guys that work in the armory couldnt do it either!

    we had all the proper tools. punches, brass hammers, reciever blocks with a vise.
    now my upper reciever is in pieces in a box...

    I think im going to lowes tonight to get a good blade for my dremmel and cutting off the FSB.
    Any thoughts or ideas?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    Drill the pins??
     
  3. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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  4. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    no drill press

    we had it supported with a block of wood. still would not budge. It was hard to keep the punch on the pin too, it would slide off after every hit, re align and hit again...nothing. It was very frustrating!
    I had two guns to work on and now I have one taken apart and havent touched the other one yet
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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  6. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    yea, we were going the correct direction.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    The only other recommendation would be to heat it up if you don;t want to cut it off.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    I had to heat the ones on my Dad's colt to get them out. Every other rifle I have worked on has been a breeze except the colt.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    good idea on the heat. I can see little tiny metal shavings from where they drove the pins in. that shit is in there super tight!
     
  10. Jan 4, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    just cut it off and put on a new gas block
     
  11. Jan 4, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    Note the type of punches that he is using.
    Also, steel hammer.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    thats what I was thinking. I have a new GB to put on. I was just wanting to do it this morning at work. Now I have to cut it off tonight and re assemble everything tomorrow (hopefully).
     
  13. Jan 4, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    get some pics when you are done.

    I love troy rails...very slick looking design.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    will do. 15" TRX extreme on my 20" barrel upper
    and im doing a 9" TRX standard on my 16" upper
     
  15. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    I put my dremmel to work

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    I took my time, braced my barrel down, and everything came out great so far. I will finish on thursday and I'll put up the finished pics then
     
  16. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    I finished my 20"
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    the 16" upper was way easier. the pins just taped out nice and easy
     
  17. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    very nice; what are going to do for optics?

    Any pics of the carbine?
     
  18. Jan 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    the carbine is in pieces in my safe :eek: I have a barrel nut wrench/armorers tool on order and then I will finish that.

    as for the scope im thinking of going with this
    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Buckmaster-4-5-14x40-Riflescope/dp/B000FK8Z5W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_sg_3

    hopefully they have it at academy, I have two gift cards and my sister gets 20% off :cool:

    EDIT: just checked and they do have it at academy. hopefully ill be getting it this weekend
     
  19. Jan 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    Kinda late but why did you cut off your front sight instead of just cutting it down. You can trim enough off for the ff handguard to fit over easily. Plus its still factory fit.
    You can see how skinny the Spikes SAR rail is and I have no clearence issues ay all. Like I said It's a little late but just a reference for ur next build.

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  20. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    meh, too late now... ;)

    I got my Nikon scope mount in yesterday and mounted my scope. I need to have it bore sighted and then get to the range!

    Ill get a pic tonight
     
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