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Offline NineMilePete

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Broken frame to barrel locator pin on a 51 Navy
« on: September 15, 2018, 01:24:36 PM »
HELP!!!!!!
Got a pretty decent price on a  2nd Gen 51 Navy.  The only problem is that one of the locator (alignment) pin is broken off in the frame.   I've very carefully tried to drill it out but I think the broken part of the pin just spins.  I don't want to enlarge the diameter of the frame hole.  Any bright ideas on how to go about this????  thanks

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Re: Broken frame to barrel locator pin on a 51 Navy
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 03:02:01 AM »
Hello Pete,

Have you tried a small magnet?
I removed an arbor staking pin one time with one.

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Re: Broken frame to barrel locator pin on a 51 Navy
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 07:03:41 AM »
Hi Nine, if you can find someone with a spot welder they may be able to weld a narrow rod to the pin where you could pull put the pin.

Maybe you can still run the revolver with it having only one frame pin?

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Re: Broken frame to barrel locator pin on a 51 Navy
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 07:53:40 AM »
If it is stubborn ... take a small washer (steel) with the hole diameter just smaller then the pin. Weld the washer to the pin [careful not to weld to the frame] . Now after cooling take a bolt and weld it to the washer.

Pull the broken pin out.
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