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Need a cheap wedge pusher/tool

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by TomADC, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. TomADC

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    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-5yc...&langId=-1&keyword=surface+bolt&storeId=10051
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    Fingers you name it and I tried it nothing worked, until I made a drift from the solid brass surface bolt I bought.
     
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  6. 4v50 Gary

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    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.
     
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    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

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    BRASS WEDGE PIN PULLER

    Description Order No. Price

    Brass Wedge Pin Puller 33-1160 $3.95
     
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