How to fit a pin in a captive bar carabiner

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As we now stock various carabiners with captive bar / pin we thought it would be worth giving guidance on the correct fitting of the pin.

After setting up the karabiner in a suitable vice:

Step 1
Make sure the ribbed end of the pin with a slight kink is at the top and the curve / kink is going in the direction of the base of the karabiner (in the direction the finger is pointing in the following image)
Captive Bar Fitting

Step 2
Start to hammer the pin in (you will note it comes up short), as the pin reaches the back bar of the karabiner, use two fingers to pull the tip of the pin towards the hole, then keep hammering until it slots into the hole.

Step 3
Use a hole punch (or another pin) to fully seat the pin
Captive Pin fitting in a carabiner

Please click here┬áto see our range of captive bar / pin connectors (many more options are available as a special order – call or email us for the full range)