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This is a discussion on Bolt Stop Roll Pin Broken - Help! within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Here's another great thread for reference: http://m14forum.com/m14/159136-bolt-...tallation.html Agree on the tape, vise-grip and then tap out recommendation! Your vise-grip should be perpendicular to the receiver. ...


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Old March 11th, 2017, 05:05 PM   #16
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Here's another great thread for reference:

Bolt Stop installation...

Agree on the tape, vise-grip and then tap out recommendation! Your vise-grip should be perpendicular to the receiver. Tap as low as you can without hitting your receiver. This has worked for me!

Tape is your friend during the install!

Consider a Roll Pin Holder to get started along with what Art recommends in the above thread. Good luck!

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Old March 11th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #17
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Welcome to the forum, you have heard enough instruction for one night as I realized you are already more than likely aggravated. Always remember if you don't screw something up every know and then that means you aren't doing anything!

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Old March 11th, 2017, 09:07 PM   #18
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Thanks for the tips guys. Hopefully my next post will be a finished rifle. All I have left aside from this horrible little piece is the spring and spring guide which seems like a joy in comparison. Glad I took a breather and asked for help.

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Old March 11th, 2017, 09:43 PM   #19
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When you get the pin out check the next pin your going to use. Before even attempting to drive in the pin make sure the pin enters the bolt stop freely. I have found that pins vary in diameter. Some will not enter the bolt stop. Driving an over size in is not only difficult but causes the bolt stop not to move freely. The bolt stop needs to be able to rotate on the pin.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 06:36 AM   #20
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Tension pins aka Roll pins

As to size I have purchase sets from Echo Grunt here on The Forum. The quality is great and they are cheap.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 06:57 AM   #21
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As to size I have purchase sets from Echo Grunt here on The Forum. The quality is great and they are cheap.
^^^^^^This^^^^. I bought several sets just to have on hand. Then I wrote him and asked if I could just buy a few bolt stop pins and stripper clip guide pins as those 2 have given me minor problems in the past. He kindly obliged.
Better to have them and not need them, then to need them and not have them.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 07:34 AM   #22
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Before you install the new pin, first put it in a drill with 3/4 of it sticking out.
get some 200 grit sandpaper, spin the pin and wrap the sandpaper around the front of it to taper it so it slides in most of the way with minimal force.
I typically blue it before installing,
Will make the job a whole lot easier.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 02:21 PM   #23
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No luck again with vice grip pliers and hammer.

I tried using a a tiny Allen wrench from the front and and it started to bend so I aborted.

Is the the flat sided AR bolt stop punch the best one to use if I'm trying to push out the pin from the front?

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Old March 12th, 2017, 02:42 PM   #24
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Well my eyes are not that great;; but it looks like the bolt stop is canted, which is putting pressure on the pin;;; find some way to get the bolt stop back in place. Put some tape on that little allen wrench and try using it as a lever .. you are going to need 3-4 hands.

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No luck again with vice grip pliers and hammer.

I tried using a a tiny Allen wrench from the front and and it started to bend so I aborted.

Is the the flat sided AR bolt stop punch the best one to use if I'm trying to push out the pin from the front?
The stem of the punch won't be long enough to reach where your roll pin is stuck. You will need to use something hardened, like a drill bit or allen. The flat-sided hollow punch can be used to hold it in a straight line.

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What size drill bit would you suggest? I tried using my 1/16 and it didn't seem to want to go in.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #27
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3/64 maybe? You are more than likely going to have to sacrifice a bit. Find one that barely fits. Break of the cutting end, leaving enough to do the job. The shorter it is the straighter it will stay when you and hitting it with a hammer. Use a file or whatever to round the broken edge to make a punch so to speak. Hit the end that you break the other end will be already shaped correctly for the job. The right diameter is the key to doing this. To big obviously won't work to small will try to open the pin more making it even worse.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:13 PM   #28
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Don't get pissed and do something you will regret, I'm the worlds worst at this. Just stop and regroup.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #29
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I'm done for tonight. I'm looking to get the right tools to get this thing out properly.

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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:29 PM   #30
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No offense to anyone here but step back and let KurtC or a few other very experienced m14 guys handle this one, it's easy to break or crack the little ears on the receiver at this point.

Jmalerba, you'll get this, KurtC is very experienced m14 guy as well as some others on here. Same thing happened to me as far as trying to remove it, I cut my bolt stop with drimmel to remove it because it is a cheap part, but listen to KurtC and take your time. I'm not very experienced with this so will not advise you.

Good luck.

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