You may want to install the detent pin AFTER you have completed applying a finish to the rifle i.e. Bluing or Parkerizing.
Springs must be spared from process such as Oxidization/ Rust / Bluing / Park'ing.
After cleaning all the shavings from the detent pin hole, insert detent spring and detent.
The detent has to be lined up just right that will allow the retaining pin to be installed.
I hold the detent pin in position by screwing a muzzle device to a desired location.
The retaining pins may be simply hammered in. If the fit is tight enough and hammering results in mushrooming of the pin, you may use a press. This concludes the detent pin instillation.
Last edited by fredieusa; 07-07-2009 at 4:56 PM..