This came about after i was contacted Ian Champion whom asked to send two shackles to him as he was thinking of using a clevis pin this i did and he kindly got back intouch with me with the results and it turned out to be a very nice job indeed.
I then asked him to send me a clevis pin so i could see how long it would take to modify a compensator with this pin you still have to cut the top off the old pin punch it out but no grinding involved there the pin is a little to long at 1.1/4" so as to be cut down then re-drilled for the split pin to go through the back of the compensator can now be elongated instead of being drilled a little larger and the threaded head of the stainless steel shackle having to be ground down.
I have tried this with two sizes of clevis pins a 5/16th x1" one which seems to work well but the best result comes from a 3/8 x 1.1/4" clevis pin a bit to long as i say and needs to be re-drilled and cut down, i have purchased 200 clevis and 200 split pins for this MK2 compensator.
I have to-date sent out three of these with more people on the waiting list i would like to thank Ian for his brilliant idea with regards using a clevis pin a bit more work and a bit more expense but i and he think a more tidy job so IAN photo's below of the old compensator and the MK2 all the best Arctic.
Pic 1 new compensator before being stretched
Pic 2 after being stretched in this case 10mm
Pic 3 Mk1 compensator with ground down threaded eye
Pic 4 elongated back compensator hole with out the clevis pin using the old pin which note is punched
PIc 5/6/7 with the clevis pin now being used in the Mk 2 compensator
Pic 8 both sides of the Mk 2 compensator
Pic's 9 with the 5/16 clevis pin
Pic 10 with the 3/8 pin which i ahve decided to go with
Pic's 11/12 all the compensators together from front left new one,right strtched one, back row MK 1 with old pin punched,middle 5/16th clevis pin, back right 3/8" clevis pin.
Progress waits for no one at the moment all compensators are out waiting return and i have a waiting list of 6 with 11 compensators in total but they will be sent out to first come first served or to those whom can do a quick turn round remember this is a 45min job on your own with two about 20 mins mind i have done some on my own in 20mins used to them now if interested PM me cheers Arctic.
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