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Model 12 firing pin breakage

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Sidney, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. Sidney

    Sidney TS Member

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    I have broke 3 firing pins in my model 12 in less than one year and seems to

    only happen in conpetition. I have bought new pins at several different

    companies I am beginning to think there is more wrong with my gun than the

    firing pin. Any suggestions on what to do next. I am loosing confidence in my

    gun.Is she capable of being dependable??

    Thanks, Sid...
     
  2. Sidney

    Sidney TS Member

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    I have broke 3 firing pins in my model 12 in less than one year and seems to

    only happen in conpetition. I have bought new pins at several different

    companies I am beginning to think there is more wrong with my gun than the

    firing pin. Any suggestions on what to do next. I am loosing confidence in my

    gun.Is she capable of being dependable??

    Thanks, Sid...
     
  3. over the hill

    over the hill Active Member

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    You might want to check for wear where the bolt locks up in the receiver.

    If it's worn the headspace increases.

    I had a 31 Rem. that broke pins faster than I could replace them.

    The above problem was mine.



    Regards.....Gerald
     
  4. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    I ran into a bad batch of firing pins when I was shooting a Model 12 all the time, seems they were over heat treated if there is such a thing ... I was replacing them about once every two weeks ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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