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    Firing Pin Questions

    Gents,
    I recently picked up a WRA, "mid-production" bolt. Upon disassembly, I noted some interesting (to me anyway) characteristics with the firing pin. First, it's silver-ish in color. Either its completely worn of any finish, completely chromed, or in the white. In my very limited experience, I've not seen a firing pin that meets any of those descriptions. Second, it has a lot of rough cutting but no punch mark that I can see. My WAG is that it's either a cut down, round pin or a WRA manufacture? Can anyone shed some light on this piece?

    I'll try to post pics this evening.
    Last edited by FlyJS41; 08-17-2015, 08:51 AM.

    #2
    This FP was somewhat difficult to photograph with my phone, so apologies for the quality. Now that I've had a better look in better lighting, I'm guessing it's not in the white.




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        #4
        That's a neat firing pin!
        I'd say it's surly in the white, but not sure if it's WRA or not. There are WRA firing pins, and other parts for that matter, out there that don't have the punch mark.

        Robert, George, Bubba, etc......any ideas???
        Welcome to the Addiction!

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          #5
          Punch marks mean nothing as SA parts will be punch marked.These are all SA firing pins. notice the punch mark


          This is a WRA firing pin and no punch mark. Notice the angle of the cut by the bend? WRA pins have a steeper cut

          Your pin is a SA firing pin in the white
          Last edited by Orlando; 08-18-2015, 06:11 AM.

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            #6
            Thanks Orlando! Follow up question: Is this a cut down, round pin? The machining is rougher than I've seen before.

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              #7
              Great info, as usual, Bill!!
              Welcome to the Addiction!

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                #8
                So, is this FP anything special? I.E., cut down round or early production?

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                  #9
                  Looks like a common firing pin to me.

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                    #10
                    Very good. Thanks for your help, Bill!

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