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Old 01-15-2018, 01:10 PM
islandhopper islandhopper is offline
 
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Default 1903/A3 firing pin question

Were all A3 pins marked? I know that the SA and RIA 03 pins were not, but have no idea about the later A3 pins. I assume they all are marked. Thank you.
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:25 PM
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Remington firing pins were marked with an "R". Smith-Corona firing pins were unmarked.

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Old 01-15-2018, 11:56 PM
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Thank you John. Only Remington and SC made A3 pins correct? No SA pins right? Thank you in advance.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:01 AM
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Thank you John. Only Remington and SC made A3 pins correct? No SA pins right? Thank you in advance.
Correct. Only Remington and SC made A3 pins. However, late WWII spare parts contractors made replacement firing pins for use in overhaul. Some might consider those A3 pins, since they resemble the Remington and Smith-Corona pins.

And just for clarity, the firing pin is commonly referred to as the cocking piece and rod. The part that fits on the end is called the striker, which is held in place by a striker sleeve.

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