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I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get 1384

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I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« on: November 09, 2009, 05:38:01 PM »
As the title says really, I have managed to obtain some of the brass pins used at the Victorinox factory.
once I have used all of them for my future modding endeavours, are they readily available as it was a bit of a 1 time deal to get these ones. will post a picture if anyone is unsure of what I am talking about.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 05:39:41 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate :tu:

I believe they are getting a bit scarce, but one of our ardent modder's will know for sure :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 05:44:47 PM »
Thank you,

I got the round head pins, the usual flat head pins 2.25mm and the little brass washer type items for the other end of the pin, about 50 of each of the pins and about 80 of the washers, should last me a while.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 06:01:57 PM »
Yeah there's a good few mods to be had from that little lot :D

Please share some pictures of those mods with us mate :tu:

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 07:01:11 PM »
Hello viw9419, welcome to the forum.  I think getting the original pins is a bit of a coup actually, as I have no idea where you might get them.  Most modders (myself included) buy in brass rod and shape the pin-head by hand.  All the brass washers (or bushes) are farmed from SAKs as they are stripped. 

Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 09:43:47 PM »
I was a little out on the numbers.
Round head pins.  64
Standard pins.       50
Washers.                79

I will stick photos on in a bit

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Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 09:51:54 PM »
Welcome, viw9419  :cheers:
Remember to post your adress and of course your working schedule...  >:D :angel:

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Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 10:29:22 PM »
Thanks for welcome,

I am in the Midlands (UK) and have lots of free time.....

Photo of the pins.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 42,975 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 10:30:50 PM »
That loud thud, was just all the UK modders passing out in envy :D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 10:36:42 PM »
That loud thud, was just all the UK modders passing out in envy :D

I think I may have missed something?

I am waiting on a few bits from Rotokid to get started in earnest on modding, I am still finding old SAKs hard to find. Now that the post have stopped being on strike I may start buying from ebay.com.
Where else do you think I should try, other than the second hand shops, and markets/car boot sales I am scouring now?
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Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 10:51:30 PM »
I don't think you'll have much luck on ebay mate - we're barred :(


Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 10:55:26 PM »
I don't think you'll have much luck on ebay mate - we're barred :(



US ebay have the knives, who is barred, from where, and why?

I am all questions tonight.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 11:03:55 PM »
We (in the UK) can't buy knives from ebay. They've removed all the listings on ebay.co.uk, and if you try to bid on ebay.com, you'll get a message saying you can't.


Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 11:06:11 PM »
how toss is that,

I assume just knives we can bid on on ebay US, as I buy loads of stuff from the states.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 11:08:43 PM »
Yup, that's it. Pathetic isn't it?

Fortunately, there are alternatives:

www.edcsource.com


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Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2009, 11:23:37 PM »
Welcome to the forum buddy.  :cheers:

I'm back!!
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Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 12:34:44 AM »
Those pins are going to make life easier for you, great find.

If you're not in a desperate hurry, give me a week or two and I'll be able to dig some dead SAKs out for you to experiment on :tu:

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
Jr. Member Posts: 79
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2009, 07:27:31 AM »
Cheers mate.

No desperate rush, I am building up some bits gradually before I start. Any idea how long rotokid takes to deliver to the UK?
Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: I have some factory brass pins, are they hard to get
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2009, 03:40:16 PM »
Shipping from the US to the UK takes just over a week (usually).  So depends how quickly he can get it shipped out.

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