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Gfrost

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I picked up an old Ruger M77 tang safety model. It was in rough shape the finish anyway!
I broke down the action in order to refinish the action and than later rebarrel to a different chambering.
Well in doing so I attempted to punch out the ejector plunger pin which was not coming easily, I ended up drilling it out.
Ruger tells me that those pins are no longer available!

So, I thought that I would just make one. Question is what should it be made out of, Drill stock? Or?


Gary
 

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I have made a lot of pins out of the straight portion of a drill, they're are not hard hard but pretty tough
 

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I usually use gauge pins. If you have a set you can find what size is needed and sacrifice it and order a new one, or order the extra to use as your pin.
sometimes the fit is not quite right....say for example you have a minus set of gauge pins and the best fit is slightly loose, then order a plus pin in that diameter to use as your sacrificial pin.
 

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Perfect, thanks guys!! Broken drill bit was the first thing that came to mind but wasn't sure if they might be to hard for that application?
I will give a drill bit a shot! Thanks again!!

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I've made hundreds out of O1 drill rod...they work fine.
 
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