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Old 10-04-2007, 04:07 AM   #1
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Anyone have any tips for getting the outer snap ring back into place on a 16g?

I just rebuilt mine and cant get it back on. I used snap ring pliers but they dont stretch far enough to pull it back in. So I took them off the handle and made my own handle..now they just keep slipping off when I get within reach. Anyone have a great way of putting this thing back on?
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My attempts were futile as well. I used some long, needle-nosed 90 pliers with the tips ground down to fit the snap ring holes. Squeezed like hell, and just kept springing back or not quite lining up. When I finally got it in the groove, the tip of the pliers busted off.

So, maybe use a bigger tool. Something that fits better in the holes. Lots of patience.
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i hate those snap rings but your best bet would be with a set of 90 degrees pliers and a set of small flat head screw drivers to help guide in the snap ring!!!
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I got some huge *** needle nose plyers from Harbor Freight with a 90 degree bent. Modified the ends with a dremel (narrow the diameter and add a slight 'hook'. Best turbo snap ring pliers evar. They work like magic.
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add a slight 'hook'
Aha! That's what I was missing!
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The hook is the key. Otherwise you're just as bad off as using the shitty snap ring pliers that fall to pieces when they see a turbo snapring. It's all about the hook.
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I squeze and my dad makes sure it goes into the groove a good clamp helps it seat fully as well.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:47 PM   #8
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alright so it looks like:

BIG 90 degree pliers
Grind a Hook into them
And then double team for ultra slickness

thanks for the tips ill try that
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