> Is there any way to retract the spring pin while you insert the tumbler
> release once it is in place?
I don't believe so, Bill. There should be a ramp on the switch mechanism
that is supposed to depress the pin as you push the cylinder into place. It
does take a fair amount of force.
Dusting the pin with graphite powder and working it up and down a few times
seems to help. Beyond that, it just takes a very firm push.
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