Then his chain would have come with 2 links. One with slots on the end of the pins for clips and another link that can be crimped. Unless the slotted pins can be crimped.
Did the end piece fit loosely over the end of the pins, or did you have to press it on? Mine new chain came with one plastic parts bag that only had a link and an end piece (cap). When I placed the end piece on, I was such a tight fit I had to press it into place it on. Then I crimped the rivets.
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