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Firing Pin Install - Easy As Pie!

November 19, 2013

 Quite literally minutes before the rough weather ransacked Indiana I grabbed the SPAS and took it outside to show off the new firing pins!  Check out the video! I measured each and every one of these little guys with a caliper and they matched up flawlessly with both my factory pins so I wasn't really expecting any surprises. While that may be bad news for keeping this post interesting, it's great news for anyone who has a SPAS 12 with a busted firing pin.I just fired off a full magazine tube of Estate 1 1/4 oz #5 before the INSANE wind and rain started to overtake us (the camera did a nice job of lightening the shot, but it was pretty rough out there) so while it definitely wasn't a "hard use" test, you can see it didn't have any hiccups handling 8 rounds in rapid succession. Installing one of these pins is a cakewalk. Like a great many bolts and breech-blocks you simply remove a single retaining pin and the pin slides right out. Definitely be careful removing the pins as they are on a spring and *can* shoot out and fly across a room, so keep your hands on it. Nothing is more annoying than trying to assemble things (AR lowers, anyone?) and springs and pins won't stay put. These pins turned out flawlessly, and a few are already on their way out across the country to bring some joy back to a few fellow SPAS 12 owners whose pins had failed under use. Chalk up another victory for the project! Stay tuned for more!

 

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Special thanks to contributors Alexander H.,  Cole C.,  Zach G., Alex G., Paul S., Craige H., Neil Z., Rick J. Mark M., Tom S., Ben O., Taylor S., Joseph D., Anthony D., Steve P. and David B.