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steady eddie



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PostSubject: tighten up a wedge pin   January 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   January 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   January 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   January 7th 2019, 1:21 pm

the part where the wedge goes through, bend it towards the barrel and if your not comfortable with that wrap some masking tape around that so it is thicker and then the wedge should hold your barrel tight.
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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   January 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   January 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   January 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   January 7th 2019, 6:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: tighten up a wedge pin   January 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   January 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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