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Finally came up with a way to replace this pin/spring. Been looking for years for a reasonable description/how to.
I'm sure there's an easier way but I just haven't been able to find it.

Made two punches out of some round stock, steel. First one fits the large end of the pin and is cupped to allow it to center.
Second pin is turned to the diameter of the recess for the small end that has the spring. Inner diameter is just large enough to allow the pin head to enter.
This is all lined up in a drill press with the small end pointing up. The spring is balanced on the tip of the small end and the punch is used to compress it over the end and snaps in place.

Have had two bolts laying around for years and finally got around to working something up to fix this.
If anyone has an easier way please let me know.

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Glad you found a way that works. I can't believe that there isn't a special tool made for this. Is there something in the FN tool kit? Anybody have one that can check?
 
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