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Question on replacing Win. 101 firing pins

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by geeber, Apr 1, 2013.

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  1. geeber

    geeber Member

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    I plan on changing the firing pins in an older 101 diamond grade I have and was wondering if anyone that has done this before can offer any advise or things to watch out for.

    Thanks,

    Gary B.
     
  2. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty easy. Pull off the stock, find the pins that holds the firing pins in, knock them to one side with a drift pin and change the firing pins. The firing pins are spring loaded but not with a lot of tension. I use a small magnet to pull them out. The pins holding the firing pins do not need to come all the way out for the firing pins to clear. They can be changed with out taking anything else out.

    Where did you find your replacement firing pins?

    Ajax
     
  3. geeber

    geeber Member

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    Thanks Ajax,

    I plan to order them today from Midwest Gunworks or Nu-Line.

    Gary B.
     
  4. HANGFIRE

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    Ajax , I bought some from Gunbrokers.com A guy in Las Vegas has them.

    I'm sure that Midwest Gunworks has them also

    I had Midwest rebuild my Diamond Grade ,it came out like brand new
     
  5. Dean Scott

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    Make sure the hammers are cocked back and the safety is on.Only bottom pin has
    a spring,it's about a ten minute job after you remove the stock.Good luck!!
     
  6. pigeon101

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    Both top & bottom firing pins have springs in them.
    If you look at your top & bottom cross pins( pins holding in FP)
    Top cross pin should drift to the left & bottom cross pin to the right.
    If I remember correctly. This will allow cross pins to stay in holes &
    Allow you to remove FP without removing cross/retaining pins. Take &
    Clean out the FP holes & FP springs they should have carbon buildup
    On them from being fired over the years, sometimes they get pretty bad
    w/dirt & carbon build-up. Install new pins,springs & walah.
    Easy as pie.



    Jason in PA
     
  7. geeber

    geeber Member

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    Thank you to all. It went well, thanks to your guidance.

    Gary B.
     
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