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3200 firing pin question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rickster, Jul 7, 2012.

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  1. Rickster

    Rickster TS Member

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    This afternoon the bottom firing pin on my 3200 seemed to "float" at least 3 times right in the middle of a shoot. It remained extended after the shot so that to open the gun I had to push it back in with my finger. I don't know enough about the inner workings of this gun, so I guess the question is has anyone experienced this before?...and if so, it is a problem enough for Laibs?
    They did all the updates on this gun in 2006.
    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    You need to replace the firing pin return spring. Give Laibs a call. HMB
     
  3. benniesdad

    benniesdad TS Member

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    It could also be that the breech face is worn and that the firing pin is hanging up when they try to retract.
     
  4. grunt

    grunt Well-Known Member

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    benniesdad is correct, Look at the firing pin holes in the reciever. You can open them with a drill bit all you want to do is clean them up. Steel is soft and will close up again in time. Laibs does a nice job by installing an insert of hardened steel. Cost about 300.
     
  5. Bernie K

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    Sounds like you have a broken yoke.
     
  6. Rickster

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    Thanks for the ideas...It looks like Laibs wins...
     
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