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Re: Firing Pin for Springfield 1873

Posted by Pete Nelson on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, at 5:05 p.m., in response to Firing Pin for Springfield 1873, posted by Ray Speckman on Wednesday, 28 September 2011, at 4:48 p.m.

Good evening, Ray,

Take a look right here on Al's WebSite. When you get the HOMEPAGE click on the bottom category ["CATALOG & CLASSIFIED ADS"] and then click on "TRAPDOOR PARTS & TOOLS". About 3 lines down from the top you should see one window called FIRING PINS, and you'll find Al to be as well-stocked with every type of PIN as he has been in quite a long while. He now has a number of the TYPE-3 PINS and a stock of the M68/M70/Early-style M73 (with the shoulder for the return spring) and also the later TYPE-2 M73 PINS (without the return spring shoulder). He is currently listing a few of the very late (post 1886) ALUMINUM/BRONZE ALLOY PINS (these are almost always in short supply) and a dozen-or-so of the M1866 ("1st Allin Alteration") steel PINS (which require the small externally-threaded retainer sleeve which threads into the Breech Block after the PIN is inserted). These are also getting rather hard to find).

You should be able to find what you need right there - - including the early M1873 Firing Pin Return Springs.

With regards,

PETE


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