Replacing G36 folding-stock hinge pin

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Mighty_Mouse, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Mighty_Mouse

    Mighty_Mouse New Member

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    I'm repairing am Echo 1 G36 for a friend, and one of the things I've been asked to do is try to find a replacement for the metal pin/rod that holds the folding stock hinge together, the pin is missing altogether.

    I was hoping to be able to find the diameter the pin, the go to a hardware store and get a rod to cut down to size to replace the pin. Does anyone have an Echo 1 G36 that they could measure the pin on for me?
     
  2. deathmechanic

    deathmechanic Active Member

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  3. Mighty_Mouse

    Mighty_Mouse New Member

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    I'll make the owner aware of that and see if he wants to order the part.

    It'd cost me more than five bucks to buy the rod to cut down to size.
     
  4. Ehudakineyah

    Ehudakineyah New Member

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    Or... You can super glue it in place lol ;)

    And you can always knock it out later :)
     
  5. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You beat me to it. Super glue, rubber cement, don't use that super strong bond glue though. You want strength, but not brute strength.
     
  6. Mighty_Mouse

    Mighty_Mouse New Member

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    I'm thinking about using a long machine screw to hold it together. It'd cost less than a dollar, I could paint it black and you'd never notice the difference unless you were looking right at the hinge.
     
  7. Ehudakineyah

    Ehudakineyah New Member

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    I'm not 100% certain, but it might cause some stock wobble

    Unless you've tried this out yourself already lol
     
  8. Phillies2406

    Phillies2406 New Member

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    As long as it's diameter is long enough it shouldn't cause much wobble.
     
  9. MrGoodkat

    MrGoodkat New Member

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    Thats why he said might and some plus what you said is so wrong it hurts...
     
  10. Mighty_Mouse

    Mighty_Mouse New Member

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    Just an update.

    I wound up using a 1/4-20 all thread from Lowe's and two lock nuts to reattach.

    I could have left the lock nuts off and just used the all thread, but this offers a little more security. The all-thread actually threads into the pin hole.

    It's quite solid, cost was $2.

    Here's a bad cell phone pic.
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