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Old 07-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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After oiling my gun I racked it a few times, the safety would engage every so often. Finally I heard metal clinking in the gun & afterthat I couldn't rack it. I found out the firing pin came out. I put it back in & after a few more minutes of racking the same thing happened. Does anyone have an instructional on how to properly insert the firing pin?

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Old 07-30-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Sounds like more than just a firing pin problem. First off the firing pin should not just fall out unless it has snapped in half. Also, racking the slide should not set the safety on a Mossberg 500. Sounds to me like something is not right with the bolt and receiver. I would tear it down and give it a good going over before loading the gun. Putting the pin back in with a bolt issue may lead to a ND or slam fire issue, certainly not something to risk with a 12ga, or any weapon

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Thanks for the info. Sounds like a new bolt might be in my near future.

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The pin has a groove punched into it, I flipped it over.

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I'd look first at Numrich, determine you dont have to buy a complete bolt assy, just sub componets.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=11934 pg 8
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=11934 pg 9
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=11934 pg10


Item 30- $3.20 firing pin retaining pin
$16 for a firing pin
$3.20 for a firing pin washer

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I'd look first at Numrich, determine you dont have to buy a complete bolt assy, just sub componets.

Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories pg 8
Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories pg 9
Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories pg10


Item 30- $3.20 firing pin retaining pin
$16 for a firing pin
$3.20 for a firing pin washer
Thanks for the links I need to go ahead & change the retaining pin.
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