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  • Re: Firing pin question
    • Unregistered Member (Login JPE0392)
      Posted May 23, 2017 1:37 AM

      Andrew the Hammer nose bushing may be slightly loose and rotating just a little causing the hammer nose protrusion to change with each drop of the hammer as it contacts the bushing prior to entering the bushing. If that is the situation the fix is to install and stake in a new bushing and the hammer nose should be changed as well as it may be fractured causing the tip to fall off at the most inopportune moment. Another possibility is the hammer is not falling straight into the frame(off to one side)causing the hammer nose to hit the bushing rather than the bushing guiding it to the primer. In this case the sear refit or replacement should help. Other possible caused may be a worn hammer pivot pin or an oversize hole in the hammer where it pivots on the pin. This constant contact can loosen the bushing and even turn it slightly. In extreme cases the bushing can be knocked out of the frame (rare but happens). With an empty gun drop the hammer a few times and check to see if the bushing protrudes beyond the recoil shield if it does the bushing is loose.it must be dead flat with the recoil shield. Good luck ! JPE
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