firing pin


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firing pin

n.
The part of the bolt or breech of a firearm that strikes the primer and detonates the charge of a projectile.

firing pin

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the part of the firing mechanism of a firearm that ignites the charge by striking the primer

fir′ing pin`


n.
a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.firing pin - striker that ignites the charge by striking the primerfiring pin - striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
striker - the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
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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to be aware that the old three-piece firing pin configuration (firing pin, firing pin guide, and threaded plug) has been replaced by a two-piece configuration (firing pin and threaded plug).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 assemblies.
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 pawl.