Okay, I think I see now why that wouldn't work. The rivets would squash down inside the trunion and there wouldn't be enough of a rivet left on top of the receiver. I didn't realize the amount of space inside the trunion. I knew there had to be a good reason. It's too easy to do that. If it worked like that then everyone would do it. Now I guess I need to come up with an unusually shaped bucking bar, or just use screws. At this point I'm thinking of just using screws except for the trigger guard. I have a polish kit with the barrel out, and a vulcan receiver on the way. The receiver is coming from Joeken so hopefully it will be here before the next presidential election.
I've heard that screws are actually stronger than rivets so that's a point in their favor, even though I don't think the extra strength is really needed. I actually kinda like the look of the button head allen screws so that doesn't bother me either.
Originally Posted by hotbarrel