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Offline PA451

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Firing pin sticks forward
« on: December 30, 2019, 09:19:55 PM »
Hello,

Anyone ever had a problem with the firing pin sticking in the forward position on a standard Kadet adapter?

I recently was shooting and lost the firing pin retaining plate/firing pin stop. Basically the firing pin moved forward far enough that the plate was able to slip out of position and went flying. I had this happen once before years ago, but that time the firing pin wasn't actually sticking in the forward position. I never found that first retaining plate, and so back then when I ordered a new one I got a spare, along with some spare springs, so I had the parts on hand this time. But what I'm finding is the firing pin is still occasionally sticking forward, meaning I risk losing another retaining plate, not to mention the failure to fire.

The firing pin channel is reasonably clean as far as I can see. That was obviously the first thing I checked. This Kadet has seen a good bit of use, I'd say at least 30k rounds. Just guessing, could be a lot more.

Offline chomorro

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Re: Firing pin sticks forward
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 09:24:29 PM »
Hello,

Anyone ever had a problem with the firing pin sticking in the forward position on a standard Kadet adapter?

I recently was shooting and lost the firing pin retaining plate/firing pin stop. Basically the firing pin moved forward far enough that the plate was able to slip out of position and went flying. I had this happen once before years ago, but that time the firing pin wasn't actually sticking in the forward position. I never found that first retaining plate, and so back then when I ordered a new one I got a spare, along with some spare springs, so I had the parts on hand this time. But what I'm finding is the firing pin is still occasionally sticking forward, meaning I risk losing another retaining plate, not to mention the failure to fire.

The firing pin channel is reasonably clean as far as I can see. That was obviously the first thing I checked. This Kadet has seen a good bit of use, I'd say at least 30k rounds. Just guessing, could be a lot more.
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Offline painter

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Re: Firing pin sticks forward
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 01:36:14 PM »
If the gun has been fine, and this started suddenly, I'd think about thoroughly cleaning the channel.
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Offline Joe L

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Re: Firing pin sticks forward
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
Clean the firing pin channel, don't use any oil or lubricant, make sure the firing pin isn't bent or burred, clean the channel all the way through the hole.  I am assuming you already have tried a new spring. 

Any lubricant will gum up especially in the winter.  Lots of powder residue can enter the channel through the large firing pin hole. 

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