Is a 1/8 in punch OK to remove the pin for disassembly?

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by Browning 9 Guy, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    I was all set to disassemble (remove slide from frame) my JCP when I noticed the 1/8 in punch I bought at Wallyworld for that purpose seemed too wide. Checking round the Net, it seems that 3/32 is the correct diameter. WW has no punches in that diameter. What do you guys use to remove the pin? Help cause I'm lost here!
     
  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I use a 3/32 hex wrench, the short side to start, longer side if needed once it's moved some.
     

  3. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    Thanks

    OK thanks. You rescued my HP disassembly & cleaning project.
     
  4. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    A nail works in a pinch.
     
  5. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    So, a nail can be a punch, in a pinch.
     
  6. Not2ManyGuns

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    Yes, a nail can be a punch, in a pinch; but, it works best if you lubricate it with some punch from the punchbowl, and make sure you don't get pinched.
     
  7. jcwit

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    Being a former machinist, I believe in using the correct tool for the job. Most any hardware store worth its salt should be able to supply you with the correct size punch.
     
  8. Browning 9 Guy

    Browning 9 Guy Premium Supporter Member

    Thanks

    Thanks for the info! A Bud Ice and a nail used as a punch in a pinch worked out swell.
     
  9. tim

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    ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1414895037.634734.jpg ImageUploadedByHi-Point Forum1414895065.376250.jpg I bought a 3/32 punch from our Mac Tool dealer, about $12, then I stopped one day at Harbor Freight & got a set of 8 for about $6. Not as good as the Mac one, but plenty good enough to drive out the pins in a Hi Point. Their are 3-4 different pins in the pistol, just in case you need to completely strip it down, you'll have the right tools & not damage anything trying to use a nail