Firing Pin Retaining Pin


Well-Known Member
Jan 26, 2011
When you guys assemble your Model 700 firing pin assemblies, do you fit the retaining pin so it has to be pecked into the firing pin with a punch and hammer or do you make it so you can push it in with your finger?

J E Custom

Well-Known Member
Jul 29, 2004
I prefer to have a tight fitting pin that has to be taped out with a punch. so there is little or no movement of the cocking piece that could effect the sear.

Sometimes they are a pain to remove if they have been there for many years so I have a short punch just for this so it won't bend.

Just Me


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