I recently decided to build my AMD-65 sidefolder via the screw method. As I was drilling out one of the old rivets in the rear trunion, it occured to me that the rivets pass all the way through. I simply soaked the trunion in oil and using an old drill shank, a bmf hammer and a "nut support" (ala barrel removal method) I knocked them both out.
I imagine that if I had a vise or a press, I could have done the same thing.
It would be nice if the posted pictures were resized and uploaded directly to the thread so that they would not be lost as happens with hosting services. Anyway to suggest that to the forum members? Because...without pictures, this thread is worthless!!
Come on guys the original post was from 2004 I don't expect Gunco to keep every picture ever posted. If I have a interest in seeing a picture again I know all I need to do is ask & someone will usually post it again or post a link.
I have a couple of these from Brown Tool that works for several sizes of rivets. I use the #21 drill/alignment collar for the AK trunnion rivets. Looks different, but performs the same as the one Vis posted the pics of.
Of course I'm not trying to take away any business from Curtis, as he is a tremendous help to the building community, and I support him every chance I can. Just showing an alternative that will work on more than just AK rivets.
Also, if anybody needs one of these, I would be interested in some parts trading for a spare I have.