After adding up the costs of the tools involved, it's cheaper to have a gunsmith install & stake the rivet than it would be to buy the tools that will likely only be used once or twice.
As to how to do it, you sit it down on the anvil and use the rivet staking tool by striking it with a hammer. If you don't use the anvil it's a LOT harder to stake it correctly.
Sometimes you earthlings REALLY amaze me!
Last edited by stalkingbear; 06-11-2010 at 03:09 PM.