Need a cheap wedge pusher/tool


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TomADC
April 30, 2012, 04:15 PM
I had a stuck wedge in a Pietta J H Dance, tried any number of things and had zero luck, I was over at Home Depot looking for a brass hinge pin when I came across a solid brass sliding lock. I removed the handle on the sliding part so I could get at the part that screws to the wall, I cut one end off close to the screw hole and found it fit the wedge slot perfectly, a few taps with a small brass hammer and wedge moved enough so I could remove it with my fingers.
On the link below you can see the part I used sticking out. I think this works much better then a round punch. Cost about $7.00

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100159107/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=surface+bolt&storeId=10051

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Fingers McGee
April 30, 2012, 05:12 PM
I've always found that a sharp rap with a plastic faced gunsmith hammer works. Brass is soft; but it can still mar the surface.

junkman_01
April 30, 2012, 06:08 PM
Read the supplied ad. Turns out the thing is made of STEEL with a brass finish. Not what I would want to be bashing on a wedge. :what:

TomADC
April 30, 2012, 06:27 PM
Wrong copy on my part the one I bought and used is solid brass.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100159107/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=surface+bolt&storeId=10051

TomADC
April 30, 2012, 06:29 PM
Fingers you name it and I tried it nothing worked, until I made a drift from the solid brass surface bolt I bought.

4v50 Gary
April 30, 2012, 07:58 PM
Good adaptation of common hardware.

I have a solid brass range rod with a wood handle. The brass rod was from a panic bar for doors. Sure it's heavy, but loading is easy and it's for the range and not the field.

Fingers McGee
April 30, 2012, 08:58 PM
Tom, I read your post on another forum about this. Since the wedge was flush with the side of the barrel, you're right, a hammer won't do much good. I have a solid brass wedge remover from my Mountain Man days that gets used in a situation such as yours. When there is wedge sticking out that can be impacted by a hammer head, the plastic hammer is the go to tool. The Possibles Shop is one source for the wedge pin puller:

http://possibleshop.com/s-s-tools.html

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/fingersmcgee/33-1160.jpg


BRASS WEDGE PIN PULLER

Description Order No. Price

Brass Wedge Pin Puller 33-1160 $3.95

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