ogfarmer

Easy Install AR Takedown Pivot Pin with a Clevis Pin Trick!

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No more Detents going flying!
How to install the AR15 Take down Pivot Pin and Detent using a $1 1/4" Clevis Pin from your local hardware store. A must have tool for any AR owner to have in their gun builder tool box.

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I launched my share of these little missiles in my day! They sell a dedicated tool

for this purpose but the Clevis pin is much cheaper and works just as well.

 

Thanks OG. I am sure this will help a lot of future builders.

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Yes there are dedicated tools out there that cost $8+ plus shipping. This method is cost effective at $1-2, no shipping, no waiting on snail mail. With the $ saved you can buy other fun things. Win/Win

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Just picked one up at Home Depot for $1.57 plus tax

 

UPC 887480154184 

Everbilt sku 603 305

(hecho en China - what's NOT anymore?)

 

Into my parts box it goes, awaiting my next build (or rebuild)

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BS I used a slave pin the other day for kicks and giggles and sailed the detent.

I'll continue to razor blade.

That's why I assemble the detent inside of a 3 mill clear contractor bag. No more chasing springs lol...

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That's why I assemble the detent inside of a 3 mill clear contractor bag. No more chasing springs lol...

 

So easy...insert the spring hold the end of the detent w/ hemostats, insert, hold in with razor blade slide in take down pin.

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So easy...insert the spring hold the end of the detent w/ hemostats, insert, hold in with razor blade slide in take down pin.

I don't use hemos or needle nose. I have small fingers. I hold the detent in my fingers and smash it in with the razor blade. Then install the take downpin.
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