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    Default Request for sticky: Best demill procedures (lessons learned) and correct rivets

    I finally got my outstanding, custom #'d receiver from DCS/ Nodak, and am ready to begin.

    I would like to bypass unneccessary damage to my M70AB2 parts kit and use the most efficient and quick method of removing the original rivets.

    I have a dremel and was considering using the cutting disks. Thoughts?

    Also, several are selling rivet sets here and at other sites. Which are best?

    Thank you!

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    I remember that tool Vis!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winn R
    I remember that tool Vis!!
    It sure came in handy the other day when I screwed up my rivets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vis
    It sure came in handy the other day when I screwed up my rivets.


    I've found my builds are easier and much better looking since I've gone to larger head rivets!!
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    On mine, I was able to grind the head of the rivet down with a angle grinder. Then I took a center punch and made a punch mark in the middle of the rivet. I even drilled off center on a few and the trunnions didnt egg shape, they are really hard. I got all of mine out this way and it was pretty easy. On the long ones I drilled halfway and then flipped it and drilled the rest of the way from the other side. I started with a 1/8 and then I worked up to a 5/32 or a #21 using a hand drill really slowly and a lot of pressure. The rivet will then break loose and spin and then you can push it out.

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    THe only tools I have access to are a dremel and an ancient hand drill

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    Quote Originally Posted by OODA_Loop
    THe only tools I have access to are a dremel and an ancient hand drill
    For less than the price of that receiver, you'll get a chinese drill press.

    I use mine as frequently as the Bridgeport.
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    Ditto on what Winn said. If you want to do a few builds, you can't beat Harbor Freight's $39.99 drill press. And they are relatively small if you're limited on space.

    Are the DCI recievers pre-drilled for the trunnion holes??? I remember looking at Bryan's but I can't remember.

    Saving the old reciever stubs makes for picture perfect templates on drilling trunnion holes. I haven't gotten to pre-drill his blanks yet.
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    No space for a drill press, sadly: inside-the-beltway apartment. The space for it was taken up by a gun safe but I appreciate your comments!

    My pop's got a garage with a drill press, air tools and anvil. ...but it's 3000 miles away.

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