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Posted: 8/28/2003 9:46:10 AM EDT
The firing pin for my carbine is magnetized.
Is that harmful?
How do I demagnetize it?
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 11:26:15 AM EDT
I do not have a clue reguarding the potential hazards/benefits of a magnatized firing pin. However, a watchmaker (watch repair person) will have a de-magnatizer. Should you find reason to de-magnatize the firing pin it only takes a second to remedy. Yellow pages may list one in your area, if not, call the local jewelry stores to see who they use. I can't imagine they would charge you for so simple a service.
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 11:52:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2003 11:55:52 AM EDT by Lockedon]
To demagentize a metal object, you have to bang it really hard against a solid surface. I wouldn't recommend this on a firing pin, but it works every time on my sissors, screw drivers, nails/screws etc... You may want do this as a last resort. Edited to add: I always throw the object Straight down on the ground as hard as i can. It really works.
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 8:24:21 PM EDT
<< you have to bang it really hard against a solid surface>> Uhh, isn't this what happens ever time the trigger is pulled. [whacko]
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 8:50:18 PM EDT
Do you shoot a lot on a range where the targets are at the north end of the range?
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 10:00:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Halfcocked: Do you shoot a lot on a range where the targets are at the north end of the range?
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Uhh.. no...
Link Posted: 8/28/2003 10:07:16 PM EDT
How did you determine that the pin is magnetized?
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 2:53:49 AM EDT
You should be able to pick up a small magnetizer/demagnetizer at the local hardware store for a couple of bucks. If you are really worried about it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 7:06:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By m193: How did you determine that the pin is magnetized?
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Easy... it picks up little metal parts, and sticks to bigger parts!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 7:17:34 AM EDT
I wouldn't worry about it since it can't really cause any harm. I suspect that it became magnetized by being struck in the exact same way repeatedly. I've heard of barrels becoming magnetized as well, but never checked any of mine.
Link Posted: 8/29/2003 7:38:38 AM EDT
Does the pin float in the bolt? If not, you may have a little extra protection against slamfires. Not that that is a big concern anyway, but some people freak out and get Ti firing pins and stuff like that.
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