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"Extra length" firing pins

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Voodoo, Jun 9, 2006.

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  1. Voodoo

    Voodoo Member

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    Anyone use an extra length firing pin on their wheelguns? Cylinder & Slide is offering one for S&Ws with frame-mounted firing pins, claiming that it improves firing pin strike to ensure a consistent and reliable ignition. I guess my question really is...are light strikes on wheelguns a legitimate concern with frame-mounted firing pins? Or is this a solution looking for a problem?

    FWIW, the part costs less than $10, so I'll probably pick a few up. I figure it's cheap insurance for my late model L-frames.
     
  2. Sam

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    If an extra lenght firing pin solves your problem, you got other problems better fixed correctly.

    Sam
     
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    They are normally used in conjunction with a low power mainspring so as to avoid misfires in competition. Should not be necessary in a stock gun.

    They require fitting in some guns. Follow directions or get expert advice.
     
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    Jim , the correct solution there is to get a proper mainspring. Firing pin protrusion should be about .060" .BTW, minimum firing pin strike can lead to other problems such as vertical stringing !
     
  5. dance varmint

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    I've tried that pin, but in my 686 it was not necessary and it dragged on the cases,
    so I switched back to stock pin and I'm saving it for a replacement later.
    It could always be fitted.
     
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