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Old 12-29-2019, 11:41 AM
WR Moore WR Moore is offline
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Removing the firing pin isn't all that hard. You'll need a couple of small punches, small screwdriver with a thin blade and possibly a gallon size zip-lock bag.

If you press the firing pin forward, you can rotate the safety/decocker down toward the "safe" mark while pulling outward on it. It should slide out of it's bore in the slide. You might have to wiggle it back and forth a bit. HOWEVER, there's a spring and plunger in the safety that you need to make sure you don't lose. That's where the large clear plastic bag comes in. Do your work in that.

Clean up the firing pin channel and all the various parts. Lightly lube and reassemble. Again, be very careful you don't lose the spring & plunger. The small screwdriver will be very handy for getting the spring and plunger into the safety bore. It gets a bit more complex when dealing with later generation pieces with the firing pin safety block.

You can check with gunpartscorp dot com for both skematics and possible magazine parts.

Last edited by WR Moore; 12-29-2019 at 11:43 AM.
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