What Is The Min Length Of The Firing Pin?
Posted 01 January 2004 - 10:47 PM
Is there a minimum length of the firing pin?
Posted 02 January 2004 - 08:26 AM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 11:47 AM
If the head space is not correct or the ammunition is short it won’t matter if the firing pin is right or not. Every detail must be taken into account when troubling shooting a problem like failure to fire.
Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:02 PM
Had a new one on hand and it was 3.073.
Looks like a good time to replace the pin.
Posted 10 January 2004 - 07:09 AM
Don't belive I've ever seen it in a manual or parts catalog.
Could be wrong, it's happened many times!
Posted 10 January 2004 - 09:37 AM
In use, the bolt is removed form the firearm, the hammer is pressed flush against the front of the bolt as if the bolt were in the closed position in the receiver, the gage is then applied to the bolt face- the legs touching the bolt face and the protruding FP in the notch between the legs of the gage.
This points out some of the complexity of the system; while the FP can be of correct length, the hammer, hammer pin and bolt also play a part as well as the receiver and barrel. Every detail must be taken into account.