The firing pin
indent should be round (or rectangular in the case of a Glock).
You might have to shake the slide to get the firing pin
retainer to drop out.
Accumulation of debris on the face of the bolt or around the firing pin
can also cause it.
30-'06 dummies that have a solid base, then the firing pin
strike could and eventually will distort the base.
As a kid I broke the firing pin
of Dad's single-shot 20 gauge.
The firing pin
in the trapdoor is 2-piece since the hammer strikes to the right side and the firing pin
must strike the center of the cartridge.
M224 operators and armorers also need to be aware that the old three-piece firing pin
configuration (firing pin
, firing pin
guide, and threaded plug) has been replaced by a two-piece configuration (firing pin
and threaded plug).
This tool takes the trauma and surprises out of disassembling the Remington 700, 7, 78, and similar Remington bolt action firing pin
Q I am having trouble getting a firing pin
for my Model 48 98 Mauser.
He explains that, while engaging the safety of the Walther HP, predecessor of the P38, moves the firing pin
away from hammer contact before dropping the hammer, the simplified design of the P38 safety allows the hammer to strike the firing pin
, risking fracture of the safety stem and unintended discharge.
The hammers are small, and the distance between the pivot point and the firing pin
strike point is short, so an extra strong spring must be installed to drive the small hammer into the firing pin
with enough force to crush the primer.
When the pawl is in the SAFE position, it should be about level with the aft end of the firing pin