Top strap rivet

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Art Ebeling
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Top strap rivet

Post by Art Ebeling » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:14 pm

Can someone tell me the size of the rivet that goes thru the X pattern top bow straps in a 1911 top? Thanks, Art
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Re: Top strap rivet

Post by KWTownsend » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:50 am

The heads are 3/8" and shaft is 1/2". I think I found mine at a local Tandy Leather store. Im not sure what they are called, but the double ended rivits are set with just a hammer and backing block. It is a two person job.
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