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PostSubject: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 10:37 am

how do you tighten up a loose fit wedge pin . ?
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 12:25 pm

On a pin, you can peen the barrel tenon a bit where the pin slides through. Just a slight burr will snug things up.
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 12:34 pm

peen up or down..... towards the barrel or away from the barrel?
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 1:59 pm

Theres a difference between a pin and a wedge key. Which are we dealing with?
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 2:29 pm

im trying to be acurat. haha , its a t/c wedge  . I like t/c parts cause you can do the stuff im trying to do without a lot of work. so I took a green mnt 45 fast twist barrel and a pa hunter carbine stock then I put a renegade flint lock lock  on it . but the wedge key falls out when I turn the stock sideways . it really looks good with the stainless barrel on the wood stock, I still need to put a ramrod guide , that thing between the barrel and the ramrod , ferrels and sights and well you know . I have a pile of parts from years of doing this. but sometimes I need help too
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 5:25 pm

Try putting a slight bend in the wedge key.  Once you get it to fit snugly, I would modify the wedge to be captured by a pin under the escutchon.
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 7th 2019, 6:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 8th 2019, 12:58 pm

Mine has also gotten to be loose in my Renegade.  I found that the wedge pin had backed out about an 1/8" when I went to take it down for cleaning after the last shooting session.  I figured it was just a worn wedge pin, but when I put the new one in that I had I was able to push it all the way in with just my thumb.  I used to always have to tap it in. 
I guess I'll try tapping the tenon a little more closed after reading this.
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   tighten up a wedge pin EmptyJanuary 8th 2019, 1:11 pm

If you need to adjust them a lot, you can heat them up gently with a propane torch to make it easier. Have rifles have some super  thick tenons.
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