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XT Firing Pin Question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by starshot2b, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. starshot2b

    starshot2b TS Member

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    What happens when the firing pin is going bad?
     
  2. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    look at the tip with a good magnifying glass. mine looked almost like a corroded chrome rim. pitted a bit. I had a few missfires one day. I was shooting different ammo. but then a i had a few with rem sts. my normal round. I got new pins from browning, 4 days and a few bucks.
     
  3. alpine

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    I have an XT and the lower barrel will not hit the primer hard enough to fire 1 time outa 50. I have had it to two smiths and they can't find out what is wrong. And I close the gun in the exact same way every time.

    Anybody have a similar problem?
     
  4. starshot2b

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    Without looking at the firing pin, what happens when the firing pin is going? I haven't had firing pin issues before (and hope I'm not now). I've had, on the other hand, major spring issues happen to my other Browning.
     
  5. maclellan1911

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    My lower barrel has many many many rounds through it before needing replacement. upper ok. like i said I only had a few missfires, that was enough for me got a new spring and pin. also a good cleaning every 1500 rounds or so helps. when i get through my 4th flat of ammo a make a date for a stock off deep cleaning.
     
  6. maclellan1911

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    Most issues ive seen with most guns is DIRTY and over oiled to get dirty fast again. I am not a gun smith but alot of people come to me with gun problems. most have been solved with a deep cleaning.
     
  7. goosecall

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    wireguy, you have that right about the Wolf springs, they area heaver gauge wire, and are longer, but they do make a difference! 10Tenner
     
  8. phirel

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    There are three primary reasons a firing pin does not hit a properly seated primer hard enough to fire the shell. Remember, first the primer must be seated properly and this is the first thing I would check.

    Broken or excessively worn tip on the pin will shorten the pin. Dirt in the firing pin cavity will prevent the pin from moving forward. A weak firing pin spring will not move the pin forward with sufficient force to fire the primer. I would suggest that if a new firing pin is required, the spring also be replaced and the firing pin cavity be cleaned.

    Pat Ireland
     
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