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August 26, 2008, 16:35
Read on another site that an extra firing pin & spring is a good idea to have on hand.. Just wondering what you guys think. Also where can I find if needed. TIA
August 26, 2008, 16:37
August 27, 2008, 10:00
After my one piece firing pin broke and almost caused a OOB ignition, I went to the metric 2-piece ones that DSA sells (Issy?)
The firing pin broke, the tip was stuck protruding from the bolt, the firing pin set off the primer while trying to chamber round, the primer popped off the cartridge, not setting off the powder!:eek:
Since then I have used inch bolts (with 2 piece fp's) and Inch bolt carriers almost exclusivly. If it wasent a problem, then why did they go with the 2-piece when they redesigned the Inch model?
August 27, 2008, 10:30
Why not is probably a better question.
It's a small, light, inexpensive part that can shut you down if it breaks.
Be aware though that there are several shapes for firing pins, and they are NOT interchangable.
I looked at getting a 2-piece, and swapping it for my existing 1-piece, which I was going to keep as a spare.
Most of the 2-piece ones I found have a stepped diameter in the front part of the shaft & this will jam in my bolt. My pin has a steady taper in this area, like the DSA one in the ad.
I bought a spare 1-piece & keep it in my cleaning kit.
August 27, 2008, 13:12
I looked at getting a 2-piece, and swapping it for my existing 1-piece, which I was going to keep as a spare. Most of the 2-piece ones I found have a stepped diameter in the front part of the shaft & this will jam in my bolt
The metric bolt needs the Issy 2-piece firing pin, the Inch will not fit.
DSA sells the Issy 2-piece metric FP's also.
After my little episode with broken 1-pieces im very spooked of them.
August 27, 2008, 16:06
So the ones with the step are inch, & the taperd ones are Izzy?
The last guy I asked said the opposite. Mind you he didn't seem too knowledgable.
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