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This is going to be my first "flat" and also my first "rivet" build.
My other projects include the screw/blank builds.
Could anyone help me out on setting the rivets for my bent flat without any fancy expensive tools?:confused:
Any pics on a diagram/blueprints on the top two rails?
I know the specs. call for .20" on the rear and in the middle but what about the front? From the base of the receiver it supposed to be 1.25".
If I scribe/bend from the rear at .20" to the front I'm going to lose that .20" from the front. Is this going to matter?
The flat I got from "Joeken" and all the holes seem to line up with the specs. and kit, but the flat doesn't seem to be wide enough with the exception of the rails.
Anyone got any tricks?
I'd be greatly appriciated to share my other experiences with you guys.
Thanks, Shadow! :smile:
 

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I got all of my tools from eBay for around $10 a set. Look for riveters, rivet tools, rivet sets, rivet squeezer with the eBay search engine. Harbor Freight or Homier have air hammers for around $25, but this assumes an air source is available.

No air tools available, get a big round or square point chisel from a hardware store and grind the tip to fit the round head portion of the rivets. Use another piece as a bucking bar with a recess drilled in it to hold the rivet head in place while hitting the set (chisel) with a BFH to round over the plain end.

Or buy a cheapo 36" bolt cutter from Harbor Freight ($15), grind the blades slowly until they can fit over the rivet in the receiver and trunion, then squeeze the rivet till it seats.

Do a search here for rivets and you will find plenty of guidance.
 

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I got all of my tools from eBay for around $10 a set. Look for riveters, rivet tools, rivet sets, rivet squeezer with the eBay search engine. Harbor Freight or Homier have air hammers for around $25, but this assumes an air source is available.

No air tools available, get a big round or square point chisel from a hardware store and grind the tip to fit the round head portion of the rivets. Use another piece as a bucking bar with a recess drilled in it to hold the rivet head in place while hitting the set (chisel) with a BFH to round over the plain end.

Or buy a cheapo 36" bolt cutter from Harbor Freight ($15), grind the blades slowly until they can fit over the rivet in the receiver and trunion, then squeeze the rivet till it seats.Do a search here for rivets and you will find plenty of guidance.
Tac-40 is right. There is a wealth of info. available here for "rivet devices".Personally, I like HB's apparatus.

http://www.gunco.net/forums/showthread.php?t=997&highlight=rivet+bucking
 
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