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Loose firing pin SAA-clone

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by dashootist, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. dashootist

    dashootist Well-Known Member

    I've got a Uberti, a SAA-clone. I noticed when I was cleaning the gun the firing pin on the hammer is loose. It is suppose to be loose?
  2. longbeachbum

    longbeachbum Member

    I always assumed so. It's loose on my Uberti/Cimarron too.
  3. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Well-Known Member

    the ones on my clones are loose also.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Yes, they are supposed to be loose.
    1st. & 2nd. Generation Colts were fixed.
    3rd. gen Colts are loose and lightly spring-loaded "up".

    The thing is, the fixed firing pin hammers on the older guns had to be exactly fitted to align perfectly with the FP hole in the recoil plate in the breach face.

    The loose FP's don't have to fit so good because they can move to self-align with the hole.
    Thus, they are cheaper to make, and cheaper to fit to the gun.

  5. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    My Uberti is loose, also.

    Cheaper to make and fit, and also won't cause damage if anything gets a slight bit out of alighment.

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