M*CARBO Brotherhood

Roll pin punches?

While watching a video for installation of pistol parts I saw and heard a reference for roll pin punches. I was not aware that such existed, but I can see the usefulness of such. Does anyone have information on these punches? The other day I spent a little time at harbor freight and could not find such punches.

Thanks

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they cheaper ones on amazon, but these are a decent set that will last and last.
just do not use em on anything other than roll pins. ruins the tips.
you also mingt look for a set of transfur punches if you plan on making /fabricating some of your own mounting brackets shims.
makes life a lot easier.
these punches are a good to excellent brand. on par with MAC or SNAP-ON

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@barnetmill This is also a handy item, great starter for those short pins. Roll pin holder set

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Well said Buck !:+1::+1: The proper hammer on the Other end of the Spectrum also helps in the Long life of the same. 2 things I learned in Early Life ya don’t loan out your drill set or punch sets’ Just say No’ :rofl::rofl:

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@Festus I learned something this am’:grinning: All I ever had was needle nose pliers, and Hemostats! but hell I am older than dirt’:rofl:

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@DivaMarie Yeah, I might even have to break down and buy a set! Been using said needle nose/hemostats so long now…

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thats why my Lathe level, my pin gauges, magbase dial calipers, hell even my sterret tri-square protractor stays locked up.I once caught a apprentice using my adjustable dividers as a scratch scribe… once

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Did he Live?:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Yes’ But was Unemployed in the same five minutes!

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he decided on another career choice by the end of the day… after the scribe incident, i put him hand stoning beat/eat up steam turbine casing half’s, with Norton hard stones. by hand. just him, and a log keeper …

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A good punch set are key gunsmithing tools.

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Most of my gunsmith tools are from Brownells or Midway. I wait til they have a 10% off and hopefully free shipping.
I usually order one size above (punch-set-roll pin punch, holder etc.), and below of what I think I’ll need.
I’ve collected a lot of tools for work for decades…but gunsmith tools I did not have a lot of…just cleaning kits.

When I replaced the front pinned sight on my Smith and Wesson 617-6, I had to order a lot of very small tools. It has a very small roll pin holding the sight in place. .238” L x .056” W

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Using roll pin punches is much easier when you have a solid base, preferably that also helps hold the item in place as you work. My friend @Captainjack88 gave me this and it’s like it was made for the Beretta 92 series slide. Thanks Chris! Made quick work of installing my upgrades.

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@Festus
Sweet Rick!
Your welcome :v:
I thought you might cut to fit in mag well then put it in a vise.

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@Captainjack88 Glad I didn’t cut it up now Chris, it’s perfect as is.

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@Captainjack88 :+1: :+1: :+1: @Festus What a Cool Gift and Great Idea,
Been using a wood block for so long’ Wouldn’t know how to use This’‘Race Model’’ You have there. :grinning:

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I use brass pin punches. ‘No mar’. :+1:

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I just pulled the trigger on more 'smithing tools since I seem to be losing the battle against my MCARBO aftermarket habit.

Punch set - both pin and roll pin : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012TKY0VI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Roll Pin starter punches : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083UUOOG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those have a recess that fits over the roll pin to get it started w/o spreading it in the process.

I added a wheeler bench block and the Apex pistol-specific bench block as well and tossed my wood block.

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The hold/starter punches are nice, magnetized to hold the pin.

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