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Mastermind
20-03-2009, 07:58 PM
my Beretta clone fire pin broken today. will i can go to the gunsmith shop and fix it. what are the other alternatives need little advice guys. kindly do reply thanks

Balazona
20-03-2009, 08:04 PM
Take it to a well known gunsmith.

Kulachi
20-03-2009, 10:42 PM
Simple operation. Ask gunsmith to make the new one from a steel nail. The ones they have are generally made of cast iron. Don't dry-fire the gun extensively. By the way, how did it break?

Mastermind
20-03-2009, 10:58 PM
during the rapid firing. by the way do u have any idea how the steel nail made fire pin works ????????

Balazona
21-03-2009, 08:36 AM
Fire pin made by steel pin suppose to be very tough.good idea.

Moin
21-03-2009, 05:36 PM
mir sb wait till Wednesday and send me the pics of the broken pin, and the exact model of your pistol, i will ask the gunsmith here in khi, tayabally etc. but obv they will ask for the gun, i will get the general inquiry and the estimated charges

Mastermind
21-03-2009, 06:24 PM
thanks moin sb

Mastermind
23-03-2009, 07:52 PM
i have fix my pistol fire pin its only cost me Rs 1000 and it take only 3 hours to made the new pin from steel.

Intrepid
23-03-2009, 07:56 PM
@kulachi, sir steel nail may work but cast iron pins sound strange. CI uses to be hard but not tough.

Kulachi
23-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Well, I imagine that a local copy would have lower tolerance than an original. That is why, perhaps, the pin was not striking at a right angle to the the primer. This might have caused the breakage. Cast iron pins would break, rather than bend. That's why the recommendation of steel, so that even if it bends, it should not break. By cast iron I meant pins (and other parts) that are forged using low quality steel.

Intrepid
23-03-2009, 10:56 PM
but buddy CIs cannot be forged. There is only one cast iron type that can be forged a bit which is quite precious and I never came across one to date.

Kulachi
24-03-2009, 05:16 PM
The ones they have are generally made of cast iron.


By cast iron I meant pins (and other parts) that are forged using low quality steel.

That is what I said :-) If you have specialist knowledge, please guide us further. No hard feelings!

Intrepid
25-03-2009, 12:59 AM
Cast Irons are made up mostly in two grades:
First is white/chilled cast iron of which rollers or wheel rims are made.
Second is Grey cast iron, it is the most commonly used stuff in castings. Please note that CIs cannot be forged since they got above 2% carbon in them. Carbon content makes steel harder hence brittle. GCIs are hard enough to resist any penetration but get broken in this course. They can be heated but not tempered to decrease their brittleness or in other words increase their toughness. WCIs are tough due to high mangnese present in them.

Expert review needed from Sleryjatt, PU metallurgist.

I hope it now clears mine and the metallurgy's view point, and which hard feelings you are talking about sir. I just intended to remove the stereotypes patched with Iron/steels. Calling steel only to Stainless steel is just another example.

Balazona
25-03-2009, 08:20 AM
Intrepid,u have a very good knowledge about metals.

Kulachi
25-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Good, thanks.

Intrepid
25-03-2009, 11:38 PM
yup balzy I learnt material sciences by my heart. Kulachi, you welcome sir :)

Zahid Hussain
01-11-2009, 09:59 PM
I recommend a firing pin made of used drill rods they are really tough make apin n then temper it there is a video on the net which shows you howhttp://www.youtube.com/user/MidwayUSA#p/u/23/SGGZXI3b-Vw
my Beretta clone fire pin broken today. will i can go to the gunsmith shop and fix it. what are the other alternatives need little advice guys. kindly do reply thanks