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Post by Bestdentist99 10/8/2023, 12:15 pm

I tried , without success, remove the pin holding the firing pin in place. I used a 3/32” good quality punch with a heavy rubber mallet to strike the pin out from underneath the slide. I, with quite a bit of force struck  the punch, but the pin did not budge at all. I did it multiple times, but it didn’t budge even the slightest.
Does anyone have any advice?
Thank you!

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Post by xmastershooter 10/8/2023, 1:10 pm

I believe the rubber mallet is absorbing the impact strike nullifying any effect of the hit. There was a good thread on “Replacing Firing Pin H208s” starting 2-4-17.  The first time removing the pin will be the most difficult.  Subsequent attempts will be easier.

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Post by chiz1180 10/8/2023, 1:26 pm

short starter pin punch and a brass hammer. The surface you have the part on matters as well, the anvil side of a large vice works well. The idea is you want as much energy transfer to the pin. Soft surfaces tend to absorb impacts.
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Post by Bestdentist99 10/8/2023, 4:50 pm

I’ll try that. Thanks

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Post by Ed Hall 10/9/2023, 8:43 am

I use a normal carpenter's hammer.  I don't put the slide directly on something that would mar it, and there needs to be room for the pin to fall free.  Leave the punch through the hole until you can capture the firing pin and use the punch to hold the new one in place while you drive the cross pin back in, pushing the punch out.  You might want the brass hammer for finishing the pin bottoming.  Then, again, I'm not sure a brass hammer wouldn't leave permanent marks.  Although it doesn't have to be flush (or deeper), if it sticks up too much it will catch things like the rear sight bridge.

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Post by Bestdentist99 10/9/2023, 12:54 pm

As always, your helpful advice is always appreciated.

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