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I was gonna replace my magazine release with a different one and found this great video by gundoc - Mini 14 magazine release installation by Great West Gunsmithing. I have all the tools needed and some basic skills, but I don't have a "slave pin" as needed in the video and no store in my area has one. I was wondering how hard is it to change out a magazine release without one?
 

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I was gonna replace my magazine release with a different one and found this great video by gundoc - Mini 14 magazine release installation by Great West Gunsmithing. I have all the tools needed and some basic skills, but I don't have a "slave pin" as needed in the video and no store in my area has one. I was wondering how hard is it to change out a magazine release without one?
Get a selection of different diameter nails. Lock the appropriate diameter nail down in a vice, and cut to length with a dremel cutoff wheel.

Then you don't have to worry about "no slave pin" ever again. Make 'em as you need 'em.

Best,
Grumpy
 

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Get a selection of different diameter nails. Lock the appropriate diameter nail down in a vice, and cut to length with a dremel cutoff wheel.

Then you don't have to worry about "no slave pin" ever again. Make 'em as you need 'em.

Best,
Grumpy
You always got great advice Grumpy! I dont have a vice or dremmel, but I have a friend who does, so I might use theirs, thanks!
 

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Use the slave... but your question brought back memories

Back in 1972 I took my Daddy's '62 Win. Mod. 88 trigger assembly apart without any instructions or slave pins. I kept it hid for three days between the mattresses until I got it back together. Couple of months ago I took the same trigger apart, cleaned and re-assembled it in a 1/2 hour or so... Slave pins are your friend and so are good rifles
 
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