I discovered that the ball tips unscrew, allowing one to drift the pin out of the hinge barrels. I did this to make a half-mortise hinge out of this model to match the existing hardware in our house - drifted out the pin, flipped one wing around and reassembled. Looks great. Very pleased to discover this little untold feature.
I have ordered from Van Dykes in the past and everything is of great quality
This was my second purchase from Van Dyke's and it was a pleasure. The product is great, delivery was quick and price was reasonable. Regards, Henry Rancourt