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Cetme broken firing pin

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by e28rusty, May 5, 2010.

  1. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    Apparently dryfiring is hard on guns... Who knew... Anyway, i broke my cetmes firing pin at the very tip and a buddy suggested grinding the end down so it will fit through the bolt face and shimming the spring so i could keep using it. I already ordered a new pin from robert rtg, but i was wondering- is there anything wrong with my friends idea? Would the 1/8 in change in overall length make any real difference? I almost want to try it while i wait for the new one to come but it seems a little hokey.
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    was your friend smoking pot when he told you that?


    Buy a new one.
     
  4. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    To clarify, a new one is already on the way. I was more wondering if it was remotely possible. Fwiw i already told him he was an idiot when he suggested it, but it got me thinking... If parts weren't available, could it work?
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    In a case such as that I would build up the missing metal with a torch then reshape and re heat treat
     
  6. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    I know it sounds stupid, but i couldn't think of a reason why not. Thanks for being the voice of sanity :)
     
  7. Celtic Armory

    Celtic Armory Port Orchard, WA Member

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    About the only way to really fix any firing pin is to drill a hole down the middle of it and silver solder a shaft of drill rod to replace the tip and shape as necessary. Don't try and reshape a broken pin and shim up the spring, that's just begging for trouble. Since it's more difficult to repair a firing pin than it is to just replace it, buying a new one is your better option.