Posted 10 June 2005 - 01:32 AM
I wrote once ago about the pilot/spring tool. a week later I found it after mangeing to wind the devil without it with what?? I can not recall. Tonight while showing the weapon the bolt would not draw back ( the oiler seemed to be in the way in the end) I stripped the upper but could not see the fault and then recalled I had moved "the tool" to storage. I had been in contact with one member here who had handily used a paper clip instead. I gotta tell you all I failed miserably with teh paper clip and could not turn NADA with one, I was all mixed up. Finally I stuffed the spring and pined it with a pfinsihing nail and installed it inthe receiver.
What in the hell did I do wrong?? with the paper clip guys?? Do you hold the Pilot in a vise and then wind the spring, that didn't work at all
Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:34 AM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:17 AM
Nothing fancy, but it works for me.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:54 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:49 PM
I get as much buzz out of striping the 1928 using the tool and demonstrating it to groups of amazed bi-standers.
They all think that I am performing some kind of majic tricks.
Get started Mike, you could make a killing.
Posted 11 June 2005 - 11:31 AM
Have at it.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:38 AM
A few dabs of Dichropan and "voila"! perfect tool for the job!
Bought an original at the SAR show from Doug Richardson last December but I don't use that one.
Mike used a grinder, which would be very easy with a sharp edge on the wheel.
If yopu guys can field strip a Thompson and have access to a grinder or lathe, give this a try!
Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:14 PM
A little pricy at about $30 plu HIS.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:37 PM
That is surely where I got mine-works real well so long as your main spring follows instructions and doesn't try and get a curl caught on the pilot and be stubborn.... like mine was.