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Citori Firing Pin Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by noatrophy, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. noatrophy

    noatrophy Member

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    Took the stock off my Citori Lightning (recent manufacture)to clean the action.

    I have not taken any parts off the action; I have only removed the butt stock.

    I noticed when I push in on the firing pins from the inside of the action that the upper firing pin seems to have no return spring.

    The lower firing pin bounces back when I push in on it like there is a return spring installed.

    Is it normal for the upper pin to have no spring or otherwise feel like it?

    Many thanks for any input. Harry D.
     
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    The upper firing pin does not have a return spring


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    This is a nice thread on firing pin maintainance

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=89866
     
  4. Unknown1

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    The bottom pin has a return spring to push it back into the receiver out of the way of the shell base as the gun is closed. If there was no spring the pin might remain sticking out of the receiver and the shell base rim would catch on it as the gun closed.

    The upper firing pin is too high up in the receiver for either shell base to hit it so no return spring is needed.

    Keller
     
  5. noatrophy

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    Thanks for your replies Gents. I removed, cleaned, lightly oiled, and reinstalled the firing pins per instructions on the link provided. Nothing to it. Thanks again!
     
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