Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

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Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

Post by lukio5141 » Mon May 01, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi,

I'm new to this forum and have just started to collect pocket knives, mainly military issue.

I recently had the good fortune to be given a Camillus military folding blade pocket knife.

It's in great shape for it's age, 1972, but the pin at the blade end has broken inside, leading to the blade being loose when opened out.

From my understanding, and after a little research, it would seem this is a fairly straightforward fix.

Only trouble is, I never had to fix a knife before and don't want to ruin this one!!

Can anyone offer any advice on the best way to do this?

Regards

Luke

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Re: Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

Post by ea42 » Tue May 02, 2017 5:44 am

Luke, have you got a picture of the problem spot? Seems a bit unusual for the bolster pin to be broken (at least that's the one I think you're talking about).

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Re: Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

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Re: Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

Post by Toejammer » Wed May 03, 2017 4:32 am

You might be able to get away with just replacing the bolster pin, but I'm guessing you'll have to split it in half at the liners and replace all three pins. I say that only because that bolster pin is going to be a pain to remove without taking the whole thing apart. With all of the Camillus TL-29's I've customized, it's always been that front bolster pin that has given me trouble.

Pictures would definitely help.

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Post by muskrat man » Wed May 03, 2017 2:26 pm

This is likely a stainless handled utility (camp style) knife with can opener, punch, screwdriver, etc. and no bolsters as others are assuming but I could be wrong. This is a straightforward repair either way but if you have reservations about tackling it yourself it is not an expensive repair to have made by a professional.
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Re: Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

Post by XX Case XX » Wed May 03, 2017 2:52 pm

Hello Luke:

If you want this fixed but don't want to accidentally ruin the knife or make it worse, I recommend you contact one of the knife mechanics on this site. You can practice your skills on an old beat up knife some other time.

If you don't know who the mechanics are, simply post here that you need some names and we'll give you some. That should get you up and running. ::nod::

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Re: Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

Post by lukio5141 » Fri May 05, 2017 11:54 am

Hi Mike and All,

Thanks for the replies so far, they have been helpful.

I have, hopefully, attached a photo of the knife for clarification. The broken pin is the blade end, which is the pin on the far right looking at the photo. Hope this helps!

It would be helpful to have some names of 'mechanics' as I don't want to ruin this knife. It has become quite well traveled: I live in the UK, the knife was made in the USA and I was given it by a guy in Australia!

Any help in getting this knife back to a useful state would be greatly appreciated!

Regards

Luke

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Re: Camillus Pocket Knife Pin Replacement

Post by Toejammer » Fri May 05, 2017 9:56 pm

Nice looking knife !

Forget everything I said, I was thinking about a different pattern. Take Muskrat Mans advice, he had it right !
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