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#1 Chopper28

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:17 PM

Does any one have or know where I can get one of the tools used when you take out the recoil spring? It looks like a short cleaning rod with the end machined down so it will fit in the hole on the buffer pilot. GIjive says they where used by the Brits and Canadians in WWII. Thanks, Chris
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 04:15 PM

I saw something like that on ebay a day ago or so. It was included in a bunch of other parts.
Other that maybe being collectable, I just use a paper clip.
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 04:32 PM

Push pins work best for me.
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 04:50 PM

Push Pins? Good idea. I do the paper clip deal. Works fine.
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 06:08 PM

I've seen a couple of these gizmos. I could make one for a lot less then what they cost. I'll have to work on that one, at work of course. cool.gif How many do we need? 50 or so?
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 06:28 PM

It seems like it would be an easy thing to make from a pistol cleaning rod like the ones you get with S&W revolvers. Just need somone with a lathe to turn the end down. I think steel or brass would be better than aluminum though.
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 07:50 PM

Nail?
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 09:27 PM

Chris, if you just want one made up, send me a sketch! I figured you wanted a collector piece. smile.gif
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 11:25 PM

Christ, and here I thought a paperclip *WAS* the special tool smile.gif
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Posted 24 January 2004 - 05:38 PM

I made one out of a cleaning rod. bought a steel .45 pistol rod, cut the end and ground it down carefully. Then cold blued the end. Works well enough. Last gunshow I saw a bunch of brass cleaning rods...maybe I'll make another.

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 10:49 PM

I bought one from a shop in Belgium. See:

www.amsmilitaria.com
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 04:48 PM

I made one out of a paint can opener (free at Wally World). I turned down the flat end and ta dah !! It also has a loop on the other end similar to the original. Haven't blued it yet .......but that is an idea.
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 12:34 AM

Hmm, hadn't thought about the bluing angle. Maybe I'll blue some half-opened paperclips and put them up for auction on ebay as specially made spring-loading tools. Of course, I'll also have some of the bright, shiny unblued type as well, for those folks that want to match their nickel bolts. Perhaps I could offer them as sets, one blued and one shiny smile.gif

Edited by catnipman, 29 January 2004 - 12:37 AM.

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