Reader Build: Cam Pin

When I was first contacted by reader Mike I didn’t think a cam pin for a 180 could be fashioned from an AR15 part. I was wrong. Here is what Mike did to build his own “Fully Operational Cam Pin”. (Thinly veiled Star Wars reference)

Like any good home builder he took some measurements and made a drawing.

AR-180 Bolt Cam Pin

Then commenced to cutting metal. Anything from hand tools to machine tools would certainly work. Dealers choice.

Great work Mike!



5 Replies to “Reader Build: Cam Pin”

  1. Yep, did one a long time ago. Had a 18 with a somewhat wide upper. Pin would sometimes come out of the track and tie up the gun. Made one from AR15 pin just a bit longer than original. Along with a longer press pin fixed the problem.

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