Loose firing pin

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 17-4, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. 17-4

    17-4 New Member

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    Polished pin surfaces. 3.5# spring. TI safety plunger. Why does my firing pin move with the trigger in the fully rear position?
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Moved to the Gunsmithing sub forum...
     

  3. Its normal.........

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  4. 17-4

    17-4 New Member

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    Thank you. That was driving me batsh!t.
     
  5. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    AHA! Wazzat an attempt to bypass the language filter?
     
  6. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    With the trigger in the rear position, the striker safety plunger is depressed, allowing the striker to move forward. You should check periodically to ensure that the pin is free-floating like that. If it doesn't rattle around with the plunger depressed, you've probably got gunk in the striker channel.
     
  7. 17-4

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    Thanks. I was wondering bc my dad just bought a gen 3 17 and his pin doesnt move at all in the safe position . Sorry about the language. It was bugging me.
     
  8. rivalarrival

    rivalarrival Are we there yet?

    His gun is the faulty one; that pin should rattle around something awful any time the trigger is in the rear position. Get it cleaned up ASAP!
     
  9. 17-4

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    Im on it. Tyvm.