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I know the pins are tapered but I cant tell which side is larger to remove them from left to right or right to left.
 

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billjohnso20 said:
Nope the pins aren't tapered. They fit tight and are held in place by friction.
I can't find it but did read at another forum (few months back) they told someone with a LCP to use P3AT pins since they are tappered and fit better. I am still looking
 

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clint_lnl said:
[quote author=billjohnso20 link=1293440774/0#2 date=1293485915]Nope the pins aren't tapered. They fit tight and are held in place by friction.
I can't find it but did read at another forum (few months back) they told someone with a LCP to use P3AT pins since they are tappered and fit better. I am still looking[/quote]
Dave, I'll handle this one...They ain't tappered...
Lop

BTW, a small nail with the point ground off works as a fine punch, just be sure you use a left handed nail.  ;)[reason]keep it nice[/reason]
 

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NOT TAPERED.

clint_lnl said:
[quote author=billjohnso20 link=1293440774/0#2 date=1293485915]Nope the pins aren't tapered. They fit tight and are held in place by friction.
I can't find it but did read at another forum (few months back) they told someone with a LCP to use P3AT pins since they are tappered and fit better. I am still looking[/quote]
 

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I wonder if this is what he is talking about, I found this and yes there NOT TAPERED

You can also use an appropriate sized blunt punch. When pushing out frame pins note which side you pushed them out from.
Press them out from the end of the pin that has the slight dip in the middle, if you look closely at the two ends of the pins you will see that there is a slight difference (although it realy does not matter it can be done from either side).
 

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clint_lnl said:
...another forum (few months back) they told someone with a LCP to use P3AT pins since they are tappered and fit better. I am still looking
I found [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APnLVMFBDfo&feature=related]this youtube[/ame] and it shows the pins for the LCP being tappered (around 3:48)

0.148" and 0.155" OD

this is [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0BKwAN5RZI&feature=related]the youtube[/ame] that removed the pins from the LCP around 8:00
 

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I believe my p11 experience shows the pins are slightly tapered down only a few thousandths towards the dimpled side. Perhaps the p3at is not. I was going to measure them when I get them out again.  They should easily come out either side though.
 

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Agent-Adam said:
...I was going to measure them when I get them out again.  ..
Please do and post.

check my sig line ;)
 

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The pins should have the same dimensions from end to end and can be removed/installed from either side, although pushing them out via the dimpled side is considered correct.

Press them out from the end of the pin that has the slight dip in the middle, if you look closely at the two ends of the pins you will see that there is a slight difference (although it realy does not matter it can be done from either side). You may be able to just press on them but more than likely will need to tap them out with a small hammer. Be careful not to miss or scratch up the under side of your KT.
http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/disassembly.htm
 
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