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Tye Riverman, SASS #41433

1873 Firing pin replacement

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Howdy Gents,

 

Getting ready for a match tomorrow and my Codymatic's firing pin comes rolling out the barrel.  Any recommendations for a high quality replacement?

 

I was just looking at the one from pioneer that is .015 longer and looks like higher quality, anyone have experience with this one?

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tye

 

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Pioneer's item is great.   I normally use Cowboys and Indian pins, but have used the Pioneer.  

 

As for the Pioneer's extra length, I've not had any bad side effects.

 

 

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Get the longer one and match it to the length of the one you were using as long as you were satisfied with the results you were having.

kR

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Question:  Is the extra length for more reliable ignition, or to be ground down for proper fitment?  For example, my Taylor as it can had light primer strikes, and I had to add a little more oompf to the hammer spring.  Will a slightly longer pin allow me to back off the hammer spring?

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Question:  Is the extra length for ...

Better ignition, especially with a replacement light mainspring.

 

And....

Maybe

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Posted (edited)

 

PLUS ONE to Garrison Joe. 

 

Plus, OEM Firing Pins are often just a mite "short."  Your looking for 40 to 50 thou protrusion.

 

PS:  Forgot.  The business end should/may also be re-profiled for a more "Pointy" impact point.

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Excellent.  Going to order one!

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On ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 8:14 AM, David Balthazar said:

Question:  Is the extra length for more reliable ignition, or to be ground down for proper fitment?  For example, my Taylor as it can had light primer strikes, and I had to add a little more oompf to the hammer spring.  Will a slightly longer pin allow me to back off the hammer spring?

Pioneer over length work well David Balthazar. Youll be pleased!;)

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I recently got a slixpin firing pin from Long Hunter (longhunt.com). Works great and very fast shipping (2 days). Is slightly longer than stock.

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I ended up with the Cowboy and Indians firing pin and it miked 1.98 and the stock one at 1.94.  I tried to just drop it in but the potrusion was way to far out causing a pretty good dimple in the primer when I closed the action.  Trimed to 1.955 and it sits just under flush with the bolt face, no primer dimples and .015 longer than stock.  I am pleased with the outcome and appreciate the guidance you guys offered.

Tye  

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