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    Quote Originally Posted by brussel View Post
    Ok, well after finally getting around to it, I have disassembled the whole razor. I have noticed that the hole in the tang, is quite a lot bigger than the pin size (See Pics), Is this supposed to be this way?

    Will start polishing the tang tonight

    Thanks all

    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    The hole were punched and sometimes they corroded. That razor may be left that way or you can make a thin sleeve to fit into the hole of brass tubing or an eyelet which you might find with a lady's help at a yard goods store.
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    Have fun, you are doing fine so far!
    Some hobby shops have the brass tubing. I use 3/32" which has a 1/16" ID & I also have 1/8" tubing if the hole is too big which the 3/32" fits inside. You can file it to make the tubing fit. I also use carbide drill bits to drill the holes out but be careful. File them round first or you will break the carbide bit because carbide is hard but brittle. You can see Glen's (gssixgun) article on oversized pivots here:

    Sleeving an oversized pivot - Straight Razor Place Library

    It will tighten the pivot up & the blade won't hit the sides of the scales. Just make sure you drill straight so that the blade closes evenly between the scales.
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