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Old 03-06-2010, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My... what a big firing pin...

Here's a WTF? I came across a few of these in my last batch of .45ACP range pickups. The firing pin dent is almost as big as the LP primer.

What sort of weapon has that sort of firing pin? The dent is deep and flat at the bottom.

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Old 03-06-2010, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy hell.
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Someone with a 1911 with a new pin that is too long
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Someone with a 1911 with a new pin that is too long
They should grind it down, then they could have full-auto too!
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe if the pic was more blurry we could tell.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He bought it at "slam fires r us". Defacto G18.
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They should grind it down, then they could have full-auto too!
That's the disconnector, not the firing pin.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Without seeing the firearm, I would agree with DOC. Possibly to heavy a firing pin spring. Too long pin for sure though.
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Based on the diameter of the indent my bet would be the firing pin hole has enlarged, so that more of the pin is getting through, not just the pin is too long.
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Maybe if the pic was more blurry we could tell.
Looks OK to me... (Now you know why I shoot at 10 yds!)

You have no idea how many pictures I had to take to get THAT. Damn cheap camera kept trying to auto focus on something else when I clicked the button.
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Someone either has a weapon out of spec or they really aren't screwing around when it comes to light strikes.
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AND sounds like you cant figgure out how to take pics
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the commando 45(copy of the thompson subgun) has a huge fp...maybe it was run thru one of those?
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You have no idea how many pictures I had to take to get THAT....
Get a Canon next time. I can make a dime fill up the frame and be in focus.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so can i with my 60 dollar peice of shit olympus or cannon



hell the peice of shit 4mp kodak at work i can get kick ass pics for warranty up close.... its not the camera most of the time, its the user.
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Looks OK to me... (Now you know why I shoot at 10 yds!)

You have no idea how many pictures I had to take to get THAT. Damn cheap camera kept trying to auto focus on something else when I clicked the button.
Most digi cams have a little flower symbol that you can turn a knob to get to, or select somewhere. This is a Macro setting for taking super up close pics. Try that.
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That's the disconnector, not the firing pin.
musta missed the sarcasm.
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musta missed the sarcasm.
Never does translate well via text.
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Never does translate well via text.
Dude, its Sully. It should be assumed that anything he says is either a smartass comment or sarcasm

Is the brass still good? Its hard to see anything in that picture.

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I had a look at some stuff today that give me a different theory. I bet if you actually took a good picture of that case you would see that the pin hole is the right size but that case was so overpressure that it started to pull the rest of the primer in around the pin.
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