Yep. Thats why I said if it's yours and you're going to be taking it apart a lot.
Saw where a guy was using old drill bits. He'd save any the tips broke off of and cut the shafts down to the size he needed.
If you want to shove nails in your gun, thats cool too. Like I said, I used the plastic shaft of a q-tip before. This was just a way I've found to make pins that are the right size for your gun and will last. Since the pin was exactly the size I needed, smooth, and the ends beveled it made it easy to push out. Didn't have the holes misaligned due to the pin being too small.
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