View Full Version : How Do I Properly Fix a Selector Stop Pin?

Orion the Hunter
December 22, 2017, 09:47
As seen in this picture:


The Selector Stop Pin was removed on this Lower.

What can a FALr do to repair/replace it properly?

Was this originally a “Welded in Place” Stop Pin ....so to speak?


Thanks again
Orion the Hunter

December 22, 2017, 09:54
There's an outfit out of Fl that has them. I'll try to remember. Basically it is peened from the inside.

Well found the old link to Palm beach parts and looks like the website is no more.

December 22, 2017, 09:56
It isn't really necessary on a Semi-auto gun unless you are using the semi-only selector with a beak that catches the pin to stop. However, without the pin there, you can use an Inch Selector for semi-only and is easy to use.

Other than that, it was there to prevent from going past the Auto position by accident.

No the pin was not welded. It was pressed in from the outside in.

December 22, 2017, 11:00
The pin is actually a rivet - inserted from the outside, then peened on the inside of lower. Gunthings.com has them for $3.

The OREA manual shows a special fixture / tool to do this. I used a piece of flat iron with a little hole drilled just deep enough to support the pin as a backing plate Then used a hex head bolt to reach inside the lower and contact the rivet stem. Peened it down with light hammer blows to the side of the bolt.