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Sig 228 roll pin coming out

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by AAChang, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. AAChang

    AAChang Member

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    OKay, the inner Roll pin that keeps my breech block in place is starting to work it's way out the left side of the slide ever so slightly. What do I do about it? Do I have to take it to someone or do I just pound it back in myself or what?
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Use a roll pin punch (or just a regular punch if you don't have a roll pin punch) to knock it back in. I did it once during advanced officer training for a classmate who was with the D.A.'s office. Our instructor for that day was a First Aide/CPR instructor. He wasn't very happy about "gunsmithing/armorer work" being done during a break in his classroom. Well, it's government work and we were on our time so why not?
     
  3. Zander

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    You should replace both the outer and inner pins. The slop from inadequate tension allowed by loose pins will eventually necessitate a much more expensive fix to your breech block [if it isn't already damaged].

    When you replace the pins, make sure the outer pin is located with its gap at 12 o'clock [oriented to the top of the slide] and the inner 180º opposite. And do use the proper cupped roll-pin punch...it won't damage the roll pins as a regular pin punch will.
     
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