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Posted: 3/30/2006 6:57:06 AM EDT
I was wondering if a 10/22 firing pin right from the factory had to be custom fitted, or is it a drop in part.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 1:02:12 PM EDT
I can't answer your question. But if you're replacing the factory firing pin why not upgrade to a match-grade unit from Power Custom, Volquartsen, etc?
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 1:36:46 PM EDT
keep with the std firing pin, cheaper and would probably last longer.


the firing pin is not fitted, just drop in.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:23:34 AM EDT
I would go for a after market pin, but my factory one lasted about 10,000 rounds. And plus there only like $2.50 from Ruger.

The reason I asked this question was because i went to a gunsmith last week and I was just going to buy a firing pin off him. Well, he said that I couldn't do that because they need fitted from the factory, and he would do that for about $35.00. So this guy was going to charge me $35.00 to change out a $2.50 part that would take him about 10 minutes. That kind of stuff burns my ass.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:11:57 AM EDT
check out rimfirecentral.com, its a world of 10/22's and anything rimfire.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:03:53 AM EDT
heres a pic of all the 10/22 parts

Part 20 is the firing pin, Drop in install...

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:27:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 4:27:21 AM EDT by eklikwhoa]
.........after taking the big ass roll pin out of course
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:34:05 AM EDT
Is it damaged? Ruger will change it for free. Great customer service.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 9:06:37 AM EDT
No its not damaged just worn out.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:43:58 PM EDT
IIRC you can buy a firing pin somewhere online - Brownells, Midway?

If you try to get one from Ruger they will tell you to ship the bolt to them so they can install it. They will no longer send out separate firing pins.

I don't know why and can't rationalize it really...

As for your gunsmith - He is bullshitting you.
Call Ruger at 603-865-2442
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:48:17 AM EDT
I replaced one of mine about a year ago with one from Brownell's. It was a no frills steel one. It was a drop in part but I did have to clean up the sides of it before doing so, It had alot of flash and rough areas from the casting process.
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