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Posted: 4/26/2002 4:53:27 AM EDT
handguns.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=1323

I posted on the AR15.com Handgun forum, and was hoping someone could help me get my firing pin safety back in. Check the link.

Thanks,
JBoze
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 5:22:14 AM EDT
Try this:

1) Disassemble the slide.

2) Install the extractor.

3) Install the firing pin block plunger and spring.

4) Depress the plunger and install the firing pin and firing pin spring.

5) Install the firing pin stop.

6) Re-assemble everything else.

7) Perform a dry fire function check to be sure the pistol works.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:36:45 AM EDT
I'll give that a shot. I brought the slide with me to work (left it in the truck), so I'll head out to the parking lot at lunch and see if I can get it back in.

Is this the "safety plunger" that's only present on the 80 Series Colts??
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:47:04 AM EDT
Very easy.
Pull the extractor back out about 1/8", the saftey firing pin plunger will go in now. While holding it in its hole push the extractor back into the slide untill flush with the back of the slide. The plunger is now installed properly.
Now when you install the firing pin you must push the safety plunger down with your thumb while sliding the firing pin in its hole.

Ok I didn't notice before but now I see you have the firing pin in already. This is part of your problem. Remove it by pushing it in with a punch then slide the firing pin stop down and out.
Now you can install the the safety plunger as described above.


Link Posted: 4/26/2002 6:57:02 AM EDT
I had the firing pin removed but still couldn't get it. The firing pin just happened to be in during the pic.

Anyone know how that plunger could have just popped out all by itself? I was dry firing the pistol, and racking the slide back and forth, and it popped out. I didn't touch the slide otherwise.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 7:17:47 AM EDT


Anyone know how that plunger could have just popped out all by itself? I was dry firing the pistol, and racking the slide back and forth, and it popped out. I didn't touch the slide otherwise.







You need to remove the extractor and inspect it for damage or excessive wear in the area in which it contacts the plunger.
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