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s2gots
03-02-2012, 12:33 PM
Hey guys, I need to buy the pins that hold together the upper and lower of my AR-15....I don't know the exact name for them.. Anyway, I called my local gun shop and explained what I needed, their price is $6.00 a piece. It seems excessive to me. What's the exact name for them? Any suggestions where to buy??
TIA

Trapper
03-02-2012, 12:35 PM
Where do you live? I have extras here in Rocklin..

s2gots
03-02-2012, 12:37 PM
I'm in Livermore... A bit too far!!! Lol thanks though

Sturnovik
03-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Hey guys, I need to buy the pins that hold together the upper and lower of my AR-15....I don't know the exact name for them.. Anyway, I called my local gun shop and explained what I needed, their price is $6.00 a piece. It seems excessive to me. What's the exact name for them? Any suggestions where to buy??
TIA

You mean the takedown pin? (the rear pin to take out the charging handle and BCG).

And the pivot pin? (the front pin that if taken out separates them completely.

http://www.ar15.com/content/guides/assembly/lower/

They can be got in sets usually.

s2gots
03-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Takedown and pivot, got it Thanks!!

a308garand
03-02-2012, 12:43 PM
$3.50 each @
http://www.thecitizensarmory.com/Lower_c_13.html

Sturnovik
03-02-2012, 12:49 PM
$3.50 each @
http://www.thecitizensarmory.com/Lower_c_13.html

+1.

strongpoint
03-02-2012, 1:22 PM
your LPK didn't include a set? KNS and yankee hill sell specialty upgrades, if you're interested.

wamphyri13
03-02-2012, 1:22 PM
You're a ballsy fella. (if I'm reading your name correctly);)
I'm in San Bruno. Let me check, and I might have an extra set.
I'll let you know tonight.
Ryan

s2gots
03-02-2012, 1:33 PM
^^ ha, you must be a paisano if you understand it!!

s2gots
03-02-2012, 1:36 PM
Thanks for all the help and offers for the pins guys!!! I'll check that site out @$3.50 each, or I can PayPal a few bucks to you guys that have extra and throw them in an envelope??!!
TIA

GMG
03-02-2012, 2:04 PM
Do you have the detents and springs for the pins?

wamphyri13
03-02-2012, 2:08 PM
No paisano, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. (and watched every episode of The Sopranos. It was Tony's boat.)
I'll check tonight for them and their condition. I know I have a basic set because I upgraded to the EZ pulls on my ARs, and I always save parts. You can have them for no charge if you want them.
Ryan

s2gots
03-02-2012, 3:52 PM
That be great if you got them. Pm me if you do and well go from there.
I bought a used complete lower and upper, from different calguners, and didnt come with pins...thanks again!!

Thecrazyone1
03-02-2012, 3:55 PM
Get the EZ pull pins from midwayusa.com makes breakdown really easy...

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/737924/yankee-hill-machine-ar-15-ez-pull-takedown-pin-set-steel-matte

shy 7th
03-02-2012, 4:12 PM
Do you just need the pins or do you also need the springs and detents?

Maybe the $6 your LGS wanted included the springs and detents... I don't think $12 would be excessive for 2 pins, 2 springs, and 2 detents... Heck, even $6 per pin isn't that bad especially if it'll cost you $5 in shipping or gas to get to the next closest LGS.

s2gots
03-02-2012, 5:04 PM
I wasn't aware that there's springs and detents(my first AR, learn as you go I guess) I thought it was just a strait metal pin to push in...if that's the case, then no, 6 bucks isn't bad for a pin, spring, detents...

baih777
03-02-2012, 6:30 PM
this may help
http://www.riflegear.com/c-43-lower-receiver-parts.aspx

wamphyri13
03-02-2012, 11:44 PM
Okay. I have a brand new set of pins from my RRA lower parts kit. I used YHM pins on the new lower. You can have them for $35 each. Now that everyone thinks I'm an @sshat, I'm only kidding. PM your address and I'll send them to you no charge. Your on your own on springs and detents though. Don't have any extra of those. But hey, it's a cheap start.
Ryan