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You reminded me that I needed to "re-point" mine. I used a 3/16 drill bit to push the old point and spring out. The old point is 1/4". I'm simply going to regrind the point by putting the piece in my electric drill and running it against the grinder. Should take about 10 seconds or less.
If you need to make a completely new point you would probably want to grind the small tenon that the spring fits on. You could use an old 1/4" drill bit if you don't have any steel that size. This could also be done with the drill and grinder although you would really need to sneak up on the fit. You might also need to true up the grinding wheel so it has a fairly sharp edge to create the shoulder for the spring.
I'll have pictures later today of the damaged point and the repaired one.
 
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