Sounds moire like the hole was not chamfered.The firing pin hole on my Springfield 45 acp is no longer clean an sharp around the edges. Is this primer erosion? What causes this, and what can be done to repair it?...Rofi
Maybe he has the same problem, and when he called EGW they said they no longer do this work.I'm curious about the thought process involved in Earl's post.
Why choose a 9 year old thread about firing pins to ask about EGW gunsmithing?
Has anyone got an answer for this question?? I need this work preformed on one of my pistols and don't know of any reputable gunsmiths around here.EGW's says at their web site they no longer do gunsmithing. Anyone know of someone else who does this type of work now? Thanks.
I'm not sure the primers are the cause on my Para Ordnance P-14, but I will need someone to fill in the .166" dia. crater surrounding my firing pin hole regardless of how it got there. I don't recall any burning on the breech face, nothing (carbon, powder residue, etc) inside the firing pin hole and no pierced or loose primers either. Just a nice smooth crater around the firing pin hole with some of the displaced metal being forced into said hole, then pushed back out when the firing pin strikes the next round.Well 9 years old I just learned something, that its not a serious problem if addressed right away...
...But in general wouldn't a firing pin being too long be a more common cause? And for other people a good thing to check?
Thanks for the link Jim, I'll get in touch with Innovative first. If the slide is soft I would think a firing pin bushing just might sink deeper into the slide and/or work loose over time. The welding process should harden the breech face some and hopefully prevent damage in the future.Jim Milks who used to work at EGW has picked up their gunsmithing trade.
Welding and redrilling a firing pin hole is now $75.
I cannot imagine 249 rounds of any safe load causing erosion of the breech face; you may have a soft part.
There seems to be no reason to pay gun shipping rates to just send in a slide for repair.