Trigger group removal pin size

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Trigger group removal pin size

Post by jbur88 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:48 am

Does anyone know what size pin punch i'd need to remove the trigger group?
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Re: Trigger group removal pin size

Post by Synchronizor » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:20 am

The pins are 1/4" diameter for the rear and 3/16" for the front (at least for a 12ga). So as long as your tool is 3/16" or less, you should be good. I would look for something with a point, so that it can engage the little centering divots in the ends of the pins.

I use a cheap awl that I got from my hardware store. It works perfectly as a pin pusher, and I can turn it around and use the non-marring plastic handle to tap the pins back in if needed. It works for most of the pins in the trigger plate assembly, as well.


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Re: Trigger group removal pin size

Post by Jbur » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Trigger group removal pin size

Post by Smoke-pole » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:33 am

That's a spot-on and well worded reply.. .

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