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Old 02-19-2010, 09:31 AM
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I'm changing to an aluminum housing, so had to take this out. What is the trick for getting it back in? Does it require a special tool or a special vocabulary? Standard tools and standard cussing does not seem to work.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:46 AM
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I use a standard bic pen ink tube..pull it apart and use the open tube end to depress the plunger as you slide the safety barrel in and over the plunger...you may want to work inside a gallon size zip lock bag as they want to launch into cant find it land if ya slip off.
Make sure you get the safety oriented correctly (red on the left side) and slide it across the plunger on one of the smooth sides and then rotate it with the v shapes down and the square notch up.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:23 AM
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I turned a little gizmo on the lathe to make it easier, but you can do it with a sanded down round wood pencil in a jam. You just have to hold down the plunger and spring with something while you slip the safety in. Make sure you do it from the correct side and the right direction or you will curse yourself for putting it in backwards and having to start all over again. Some guys work inside a large ziplock bag so if you slip and send the spring flying you won't loose any of the parts or take one in the eye.
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Old 02-19-2010, 11:59 AM
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Pull the cotton off one end of a plastic Q tip, works fine.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:19 PM
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I already hit myself in the nose with it getting it out, so I know it can fly far. I am lefthanded so a bonus to this whole operation is getting it in there reversed.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:27 PM
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:34 PM
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Is that a piece of hollow brass on a stick?
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:40 PM
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Is that a piece of hollow brass on a stick?
I use a piece of 1/8" brass tube in a file handle. Makes easy work of it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:39 PM
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I tried the Q tip deal and when halfway down the spring would start to bend sideways and that was all it took to keep the plunger from going into the hole. Finally I gave up and walked away. I thought about it a bit and thought if I had a very small soda straw it would keep it straight. Told a friend this and she plucked one off her counter, not sure where she got it, but it just fits over the plunger. I cut a short piece, slid it over the end of the Q tip, dropped plunger and spring in, inverted housing and fed this up into hole, pushed in plunger, slid straw up Q tip, and slid in safety. Worked first time without a single cuss word. Now I know how to do it next time.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:26 PM
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I am lefthanded so a bonus to this whole operation is getting it in there reversed.
putting it in reverse to try and make a left hand safety does not work...
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:03 AM
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Yes unfortunately true. While playing with it I could see the detent cut was not directly opposite the flat.
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