Loose firing pin
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum >

Loose firing pin


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 3
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Loose firing pin

I bought a 1919 Colt Army Special 38 that is good condition except that the firing pin has A little vertical movement. I haven't tried to shoot it yet. Is that a serious problem? How difficult is it to fix?


Eliduc is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 06-26-2014, 05:04 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Highpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Upper Mississippi Valley
Posts: 1,547
Liked 359 Times on 202 Posts
Likes Given: 292

Default

I believe a little vertical movement is normal. Not a problem.

One of the gunsmiths on the board can correct me if I'm wrong.



Last edited by Highpower; 06-26-2014 at 05:08 AM.
Highpower is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
weaselfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 18
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

How much is a little? Have you disassembled it?

Jeff
weaselfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 03:36 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BillM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Amity
Posts: 1,077
Liked 238 Times on 129 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Normal. Some of my old Colts from that era have close to 1/8" up and down movement
at the firing pin nose.
BillM is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
AR R-sight loose hubus83 Cleaning and Maintenance 3 02-02-2014 10:21 AM
pin loose on 9422 charr Gunsmithing Forum 7 04-29-2013 01:43 PM
Loose blade Vincine .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 5 08-03-2012 10:51 AM
I have a screw loose or 2 johnbrowning General Handgun Discussion 13 06-27-2012 02:41 PM
loose beavertail, need how to MrWray 1911 Forum 12 10-28-2011 06:10 PM



Newest Threads