Broken firing pin.

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by ms6852, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. ms6852

    ms6852 New Member

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    I have shot about 2 or 3000 rounds through my buckmark pistol when finally the firing pin broke. Is this about average life span for a firing pin on the browning buckmark? Just curious anyway I have ordered two for replacement.
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    it's a bit light i'll grant you , 5,000-10,000 is the expected range of life for them

    did it BREAK or just chip off the face ?

    how often did you strip down and clean including where the pin sit's and travels ??
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  3. ms6852

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    I thought it had worn out. I ordered 2 more firing pins from Midway. I measured the old firing pin and wouldn't you know it it measured 1.820 inches same as the new one. What I did next was to soak the firing pin housing part in solvent for a couple of hours, than ran some pipe tobacco cleaners and dental floss through the opening. Problem solved. The next day I fired several hundred rounds without a hitch. Because of this I am now thinking of buying a sonic cleaner.
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i would have sent it back to buckmark and told them to fix it
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