The correct method is to bend the lug, only if you were EXTREMELY mechanically challenged would you ruin it, it is a VERY easy fix. You can bend the wedge pin, and again bend the wedge pin, and again bend the wedge pin, it will loosen again quite quickly as it straightens out because you are putting lateral pressure on the flats when it is assembled. If it is bent there is only one right way to put it back in, the wrong way will have both the barrel and wedge loose. The amount of bend changes the pressure between the stock and barrel, more bend equals more pressure, varying the stock to barrel pressure isn't a good thing and you might damage the escutcheon with excess pressure from recoil. Stating the obvious, bending the pin causes it to go through the stock not straight, there will now be excessive pressure on the far side escutcheon when you push/tap it through, it can and if it hangs up you can knock the screws right out of the stock. Bending the lug keeps everything in straight factory alignment, the straight wedge is merely pinched in the lug.
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