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Perazzi Firing Pin Dragging - HELP!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tinylo, Aug 29, 2011.

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  1. tinylo

    tinylo TS Member

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    Hi - I have an MX-8 and all of a sudden, my bottom firing pin is dragging against the bottom of the lower barrel. This is only when empty. When a shell is present, everything is fine. Any suggestions as to what might be causing this? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. gary0920

    gary0920 Member

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    check the firing pin spring.
     
  3. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    If the firing pin return spring is fine, check if firing pin is separating, if not, clean the firing pin hole.
     
  4. tinylo

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    Thanks for your sugestions! It seems the bottom firing pin was bent slightly. The spring also looked beat up. Remembered that I had a new set, put them in and it seems to have solved the problem.
     
  5. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Are you using the correct bottom firing pin to match your right hammer?

    If they were mismatched in some particular way, the pin will break within few rounds.
     
  6. tinylo

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    Yeah - thanks for checking. My bottom hammer has the modification where the web is removed, so I seem to be able to use both style firing pins.
     
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    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Viagra! Whaaaaat, it is shooting related. I know, bad.
     
  8. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Do you see this on the rear of the firing pin?

    This is a bad one where the inner hardened pin (part the smacks the primer) has become loose in its outer housing. This would tend to move the pin further forward, thus making it hard to open the gun.

    Change the firing pin regardless.


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