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Old 06-26-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-26-2014, 05:04 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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How much is a little? Have you disassembled it?

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Normal. Some of my old Colts from that era have close to 1/8" up and down movement
at the firing pin nose.
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