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    738 Takedown Pin

    Hey All,

    I wondered what you folks thought of this idea. As most are aware, the reassembly of the TCP is a little weird at the point you're putting the takedown pin back in to complete the process. You have to go in at a bit of an angle to push down the pin retaining spring. I was thinking, "Hmm, if this had just a little bit of a slant to it, this would be much easier."

    So, I was thinking of praying to the Dremel gods and buzzing off just a small amount of material to give the pin a better entry into the frame. What do you folks think?

    Thanks =)
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    Actually several have tapered the end of the pin slightly and have posted as such.
    Now I have not heard of any ill effects from doing this, but i haven't done it as actually I don't have that much difficulty in removing or inserting the pin into the gun. maybe others can give you a reply that have done this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedCitizen View Post
    Hey All,

    I wondered what you folks thought of this idea. As most are aware, the reassembly of the TCP is a little weird at the point you're putting the takedown pin back in to complete the process. You have to go in at a bit of an angle to push down the pin retaining spring. I was thinking, "Hmm, if this had just a little bit of a slant to it, this would be much easier."

    So, I was thinking of praying to the Dremel gods and buzzing off just a small amount of material to give the pin a better entry into the frame. What do you folks think?

    Thanks =)
    I wouldn't recommend doing this. The Pin needs the retention and removing any material will only compromise this retention. And maybe possible warranty.

    The easiest way for me is to actually start the pin but not to push all the way just flush.

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    Then I will Start my slide.

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    Now i can rack the slide all the way back and push the pin completely.

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    Last edited by sid1; 04-20-2012 at 08:09 PM.

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    I don't know if anyone had had this issue, but when removing the pin, it also dislocates the slide catch spring. WTH is that all about?
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    I have filed a tiny bevel on one side of my TCP takedown pin, but I still have better success of installing the pin if I use the method shown by Sid1.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemtooler View Post
    I don't know if anyone had had this issue, but when removing the pin, it also dislocates the slide catch spring. WTH is that all about?
    The slide catch spring is also used to retain the takedown pin. If the plastic grip-frame over the the spring comes away from the inner aluminum frame while prying out the takedown pin, I could see the spring popping out of place. I have to press on the plastic grip-frame at the same time as prying out the takedown pin, just because seeing the plastic bow out is irksome to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharrones View Post
    The slide catch spring is also used to retain the takedown pin. If the plastic grip-frame over the the spring comes away from the inner aluminum frame while prying out the takedown pin, I could see the spring popping out of place. I have to press on the plastic grip-frame at the same time as prying out the takedown pin, just because seeing the plastic bow out is irksome to me.
    I hear ya. I watched some videos of people taking it apart, and theirs shows no indication of it coming out. Maybe I've done something wrong, but being irked about it is an understatement.
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    Sid, great idea. I can honestly say that never occurred to me. That'd be a good video for YouTube, as there are a few who complain about starting that pin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedCitizen View Post
    Sid, great idea. I can honestly say that never occurred to me. That'd be a good video for YouTube, as there are a few who complain about starting that pin.
    Thanks when i first got mine it was a pain and it seemed you need three hands to put it back together.
    I'm not a youtube video guy. But your more then welcome to use it and create one if you so choose.
    Thanks Again

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    When I got mine and the wifes 3 months ago I took the pins strait over to the grinder and 15 seconds later I had pins that were esay to re-install....Took care of that problem.

 

 
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