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Old 04-05-2009, 12:49 PM
Tex S Tex S is offline
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Do I absolutely have to have the ILS pin to do a detail strip on a GI? Can I rig someting up to take the pin's place? It is my dads gun and I dont have the pin.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:22 PM
James_Joshua James_Joshua is offline
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Most anything will work. Allen wrench, punch, or even a jewelers screwdriver. The OD on the original is 0.078".
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:22 PM
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You can use a paper clip or a finish nail of approx the same diameter to capture the cap and spring. Good luck.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:54 PM
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replace the MSH internal with an ISMI 22# mainspring/ regular spring cap/pin and your GTG.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zdragon52 View Post
replace the MSH internal with an ISMI 22# mainspring/ regular spring cap/pin and your GTG.
It's his dad's gun, so I don't think he'll be modifying it anytime soon.

As stated, a finish nail or paperclip will work. Barring that, you can remove it without capturing the spring, just slowly take out the MSH and be prepared to case the parts.

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Old 04-08-2009, 01:34 AM
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I don't use anything. It just has a little spring pressure on it without the pin in place. Make sure the hammer is down, then push in on the mainspring housing to drive the main pin out. No problem.
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