Rolling Block Firing Pin

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Rolling Block Firing Pin

Post by MLR » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:18 am

Hello:
I just broke the firing pin in my rifle. I ordered a couple of new ones to be delivered soon.
The question i have is....this is an old model Rolling Block, when i removed the pin i got to wondering why their isnt a spring on the firing pin to keep it retracted? Seems it would be easy to do? Am I crazy or has anyone else thought of doin this?

Michael

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Firing Pin Retraction:

Post by TYRVR » Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:43 pm

Depending on which model action you have, the firing pin is retracted by a cam in the breech block, BUT...I went ahead and placed a short piece of coil spring on all of my RB firing pins .....seems to give a more consistent ignition, this may just be my sometimes over active imagination....but .....if I believe it does...thats OK too, don't cost nothin' and I like it!
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Post by MLR » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:54 pm

I have the early Back powder model. The firing pin just slides back and forth. I normally run my finger over it when loading to make sure its not stuck in the forward position. Thats why I got to thinking about a spring.

Michael

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