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XT Trap - Firing Pin Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rtclark21, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. rtclark21

    rtclark21 Member

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    Just bought a new Browning XT a few days ago and noticed that the top firing pin doesn't retract when the receiver it opened. In fact, if it is sticking out, I can push it back in with my finger without any pressure. If I rotate the stock upside down / right side up, the firing pin goes in & out somewhat easily.

    I tested last night against a snap cap, and it does work (been raining for the past two days so not able to test yet).

    This is my first O/U, wasn't sure if this is a standard operating feature.
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    The top pin does not need retraction on a Citori, there is a rebound spring on the bottom pin so brass can't hook on it.

    HM
     
  3. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    It's perfectly normal. As HM said, there is no return spring on the top firing pin so it moves in and out freely as the gun is tilted back and forth. The bottom firing pin has a spring that holds it in the retracted position except during the brief instant when it is hit by the hammer..... at which time it flies forward and impacts the primer. The spring returns the lower pin to the retracted position immediately after impact with the primer (or upon being dryfired).

    Easystreet
     
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