how to remove a firing pin...help


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glassman
May 21, 2010, 06:54 PM
Went on a cleaning spree today. Spent the day on the back porch cleaning all of my hand guns (10). While cleaning, I realized I had never pulled the firing pin from any of the semi's. I fiddled with them, and pushed and pulled with no results. I figured I'd better ask you experts out there before I boogered something up. Any help is appreciated.

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hammerklavier
May 21, 2010, 07:42 PM
First we need to know what kinds you have... then maybe some people can post links to manuals and youtube videos about it. Or you can google it or search youtube....

glassman
May 21, 2010, 07:50 PM
I have a CZ-75 compact, DW pointman7, Colt Defender. I have the sense that they all are gonna come out in the same way but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Oro
May 21, 2010, 09:01 PM
For the DW and the Colt, do this:

1) with a NON-marring implement (like a plastic ball-point pin cap, q-tip, etc), push in the exposed tip of the firing pin at the rear of the slide.
2) with the fp depressed, slide the firing pin stop (the square steel piece you just stuck the improvised tool into) down and out. Keep a palm cupped over the rear of the slide to prevent the firing pin ejecting out and into some random corner, the cat, or your lawn.
2.5) Colt Defender only: depress firing pin plunger into slide to release the firing pin.
3) remove firing pin and spring.

Now, two more things:

1) Your extractor is now unsecured, and may fall out if loose in it's tunnel. Don't loose it.
2) On the defender, you also have the firing pin safety to deal with. It will be retained by the extractor, but if you let the extractor fall out or remove it, the plunger and spring will come out, too. Don't loose them.
3) DON"T use a paper clip, small screwdriver, etc. You will slip at some point and scratch the frame.

Don't know much about CZ's.

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