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Star .380 pistol broken firing pin

Discussion in 'Semi-Automatic Pistols' started by EPS, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The way I look at it, what have you got to lose, its never gonna fire without a replaced firing pin, so get a bigger hammer and a stout brass drift.
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  2. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Depending on the firing pin shape, if you can't find one you might try making one. Here is the broken and finished firing pin and the drill bit I made it from.
    Between numbered, fractional, decimal and metric drill bits available you should find one the right size. All I used was a grinder, file and a drill press as a lathe using the file as a cutter. And a little sanding paper. Going on five years and maybe 500 rounds.
    Annealed it to work and then heat treated it both with a propane hand torch;
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  3. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss none Well-Known Member

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  4. EPS

    EPS Anacortes Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    OK I like that idea with the drill bit I have lots of those lying around I never thought of that that is a good idea another guy said he made one out of stainless round stock also a good idea I have not been able to do any more work on it for few day's my real job lol requires me to be away from the house for few days at a time so start again when I can