QUOTE (MasKila @ Apr 14 2009, 12:02 PM)
I don't know how posting a picture of bolt cutters is helpful in any way... but the pin needs to be punched out. Be extremely careful as this can break the metal body if you don't support the back side as you're pounding the pin out.
I usually take a star bit of the same size and hit the end of the screwdriver with a rubber mallet to get the pin out.
The trigger guard pin is a roll pin. You can't punch out roll pins, or they will simply flatten out on one end and become impossible to punch out.
I posted the bolt cutters, because to remove the trigger guard, you can cut it. And you're going to need bolt cutters for that... It's pretty though.