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mikeurbas
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  4:26:22 PM  Show Profile Send mikeurbas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
does anyone know if I can use a roll pin punch to install hollow end rivets?

Jackp
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Posted - 01/10/2016 :  5:05:10 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You will need to get a hand tubular rivet setting tool. It's like a punch but has a shape on the end that will roll the tubular rivet into a head. I don't think a roll pin punch will do what you need. You might find something on Amazon or Ebay used for upholstery or leather work. Look up "tubular rivet setting tool".

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shadycon
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Posted - 01/11/2016 :  07:19:06 AM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have one but I think it is one size smaller and a box of brass brake shoe rivets if you are interested! GK

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mikeurbas
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Posted - 01/11/2016 :  1:05:34 PM  Show Profile Send mikeurbas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
shadycon, you have rivet clincher?
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shadycon
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Posted - 01/11/2016 :  3:08:39 PM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is a one piece punch. The head is cut so it will roll the edge outward on hollow rivets. It has to be backed up when used. GK

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mikeurbas
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Posted - 01/12/2016 :  12:39:16 PM  Show Profile Send mikeurbas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a 1/4 steel plate to back it with. do you know if your rivets are the right size?
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shadycon
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Posted - 01/12/2016 :  3:44:44 PM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll get them out tonight and measure them. If I remember correctly I believe they are the right size, but the punch is a little smaller. I never tried one to see if they work. I'll try a couple. I had an M1ai and it needed new leather but I sold it before fixing it. GK

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mikeurbas
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Posted - 01/12/2016 :  4:43:10 PM  Show Profile Send mikeurbas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
thanks shadycon! i'm trying to repair an aftermarket stock.
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shadycon
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Posted - 01/14/2016 :  2:35:00 PM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mike; The tool is for 1/8" rivets, like they use to install sweatbands etc. in helmets. The bake shoe rivets are 3/16 x 3/8. I'm not sure if they would be to long for an M1a1 stock. I tried it and it works good on 1/8" rivets. It crushes 3/16 rivets. I guess that is why I didn't fix mine before I sold it. GK

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mikeurbas
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Posted - 01/14/2016 :  2:47:28 PM  Show Profile Send mikeurbas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
thanks anyways shadycon. I am gonna try a 5/16 roll rivet punch, and I have some rivets on order. i'll let you know how it turns out.
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Jackp
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Posted - 01/14/2016 :  2:49:22 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the proper rivet setting tool for your rivets. Yeah, it costs a lot for one job but I bet you can find other M1A1 owners who might share with the purchase if they can use it as well. Or just sell it for what you can after you fix your stock. Might still be worth it.

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lemaymiami
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Posted - 01/16/2016 :  08:00:11 AM  Show Profile Send lemaymiami a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Always some tiny bit of info here that I haven't found anywhere else. Thanks much,these days finding tools that were common years ago takes a lot of knowledge and a bit of luck...
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