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Coiled Spring (Roll) Pin Source

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ralgha, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Anybody know of a source in the Portland area to get coiled roll pins (specifically for an AR trigger guard)? The hardware stores I've looked at only have slotted ones, I hate slotted ones, I don't know why anybody would choose slotted over coiled.

    Everywhere I've found online wants $10+ for shipping! It's a freaking pin, just drop it in an envelope, stick a $0.49 stamp on it, and put it in the mailbox!

    I digress. Anybody know of a source?
     
  2. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    So of course I find a source now that will sell me 100 pins for $12, shipped. Plain carbon steel, is corrosion a concern for a trigger guard pin? Do I need stainless or a finish like black oxide?
     
  3. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Unless you plan on going all SEAL team 6 with your AR a plain old spring will do.
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Out of the 100 or so AR's I have owned and worked on I don't think I have ever seen one with a coiled roll pin on the trigger guard.
     
  5. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I think he is referring to the spring that goes behind the detent pin? That's what I took from it anyway.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm guessing he wanting one of these.

    Coil-Pins.jpg

    And not one of these.

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJ3tNx8ydx-hRPOonmu9gmuc-N9z9fp_Sufm7IQHcxLqVolv4oQA.jpg
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    No, he meant coiled roll pin.... Looks pretty stout! I'd say just a drop or two of light oil/CLP on each end would prevent internal corrosion.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  8. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I think most everyone in the world chooses regular roll pins for pretty much any application where a roll pin would be used. They are "slotted", I guess.
     
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  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I like me some cheap 'n easy SLOTS!! :D
     
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  11. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Suburban Ace Hardware
    3470 SW 185th Ave, Aloha, OR 97006

    they have a section in the back on firearm hardware. Mostly small screws and such. They will probably have something that will work
     
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  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Parkrose Hardware or Winks Hardware should have any kind of commercial roll pin you could desire.
     
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  13. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Am I the only one usin a wooden toothpick?
     
  14. IheartSig

    IheartSig Beaverton Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I had no idea they had a firearm hardware section I shop there all the time!
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Sheesh.... they'll do business with just about anyone, huh? :D
     
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  16. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Stomper is right, I'm looking for coiled roll pins. Aside from cost, there is literally no advantage to using a slotted pin over coiled, coiled goes in easier, holds better, and is stronger than the same size slotted pin. When you're only getting a few of them as for an AR, the cost difference is irrelevant. You can read all about them here if you like: https://www.spirol.com/library/whitepapers/Pins_To_Max_Assembly_Life.pdf

    I'll try ordering that pack of 100, at least I'll have spares. :)
     
  17. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I find that it's not the roll pin per say, it's the right tool that makes a difference when trying to install one.
     
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  18. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    pretty small area. its in the back on the wall behind the bolts and screws in one of the many small little drawers. Mostly small specialty screws if I remember correctly. But they have tons of varieties of roll pins as well.
     
  19. Ralgha

    Ralgha Portland Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I've installed both types, started them with starter punches and switched to regular punches with the dimple. Coiled springs go in far easier, no contest.
     
  20. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    You and Lance Cpl. Jethro Schmuckatelli, formerly Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, RVN, 69-70.

    "Gunny, it worked then, it works now.":rolleyes:

    Brutus Out
     
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