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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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This is a friend's gun and what happened was after firing, the pin didn't retract fully so when he opened the action, it bent and broke off the firing pin's tip.
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The 3-lug bolts with a 60-degree throw have a narrower and shallower ramp that cocks the firing pin in place when the bolt is opened.
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Upon inspection, he determined that a GAU-8 Breech bolt firing pin had failed causing every seventh round not to fire.
Manual hammer block, trigger safety, and decocking levers; internal firing pin, drop, and magazine disconnect safeties; and integral locking devices represent available options.
The new pistol will also feature a firing pin block in the slide.