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#1 Grease Gunner

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 11:31 AM

Hello All:

 

A number of years ago, someone tried to disasemble a semi auto pistol and had no clue

how to do it and tried to force the parts out of the lower without separating the lower from

the upper and got things stuck.

 

It was sent to a repair facility and it got repaired but with an access hole drilled

into the trigger guard. Does that make any sense?

I am not the one who sent it in, just the current owner

 

 

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#2 halftrack

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 01:38 PM

Yes, it makes sense. I once had a firing pin break in half resulting in not being able to separate the frame from receiver. Out of desperation I tried to start removing parts one by one which made the situation worse. The thought was if I could remove the trigger I then would be able to fish all the internals through that hole therefore making more room for the broken firing pin to fall and finally separate the frame from the receiver. It didnt work because the trigger guard prevented the trigger from dropping completely out. The hole in your trigger guard I assume allows for the trigger to drop out through the bottom. Not a bad idea considering I had to cut my frame off and had to order a new one.

Edited by halftrack, 01 October 2018 - 01:39 PM.

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#3 Grease Gunner

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:50 PM

Thanks!!


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#4 deerslayer

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:37 PM

I have fixed many broken firing pin semis. The firing pin breaks in the middle and the back half dives into the trigger Assembly area. You have to know what you are doing but you can usually do laproscopic surgery and get it apart. Taking out the pivot plate is a very bad idea...
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