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Problems disassembling Kimber

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Bazooka Joe71, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    I have the manual to fully disassemble/Reassemble my Kimber Eclipse Custom II, but when i get to depressing the firing pin, and sliding the firing pin stop off of the slide, I cant, for the life of me get the firing pin stop off.

    Any suggestings, or curtain tools I should try?

    Thanks in advance guys.
  2. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Does that pistol have any type of firing pin block?? I know my 80's series Colt has a firing pin block that has to be pushed in to allow the firing pin to move at all. Then it's just a matter of depressing the firing pin enough to fully clear the stop to allow it to drop out. On a really tight pin stop you may need to use something to punch it out. I know someone makes a tool that basically engages the hole in the stop and it is a punch of sorts to allow you to hammer out really tight/stuck stops, but cannot find it right now.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2006
  3. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    Yep, that was the problem...Thanks Sheldon!

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