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Re: Non-Custer Carbines SN check

Posted by JasonZ in MO on Wednesday, 10 November 2010, at 10:34 p.m., in response to Re: Non-Custer Carbines SN check, posted by Pete Nelson on Wednesday, 10 November 2010, at 11:25 a.m.

PETE,

As a comedian once said... it's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it!

40+ years at Westinghouse, thatís great! I started my telecommunication career after college in 1986 with a small telephone company called Contel. I fully expected to retire working for them but after mergers, acquisitions and changes in the corporate culture it just doesn't seem possible anymore. I contract now for a credit card company.

This really has deviated from the forum topic! However, I do have a valid, green horn question... The rifle I mentioned 46974 has a broken firing pin, actually broken into 3 pieces, plus the spring was wadded up. It's strange how the pin broke; it was sheared off at the two steps it makes over its length. Regardless, I will be buying a new pin. I understand the later design eliminated the spring because of the possibility of slam firing. Now the question, should I replace the pin with the same spring operated type or is it acceptable to use the floating type? Or... are their internal differences within the breechblock preventing the use of the later pins?

Happy Veterans Day to all veterans, thank you for your service.


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