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Tom-M
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Posted - 01/17/2006 : 11:16:38 PM
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I know this has been covered before, but can't find posting. Who makes a Titanium firing pin, and link would be appreciated.
Anyone bought one, and what did you think of it?

Thanks - Tom

marysdad
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Posted - 01/19/2006 : 11:50:26 PM
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HTML:
http://www.gokart.net/shop-utopia/mccann/index.html
Do a search of this forum on "titanium" and you'll find lots of info.



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Berg
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Posted - 01/20/2006 : 01:26:43 AM
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Wow $100 for a firing pin!


Tom-M
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Posted - 01/20/2006 : 4:08:58 PM
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Thanks!!

Ordered one today. Price means I have to swap it out between my 3 rifles.

On a side question - is the firing pin interchangeable between the MAS 44, MAS 49, and MAS 49/56?????

Tom


DeanSchmidt
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Posted - 01/20/2006 : 7:20:24 PM
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I have had good luck with just shaving about five thousands off the end of the pin. The original pins are around 5.00 ea. A big difference !!

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montello
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Posted - 01/20/2006 : 8:00:22 PM
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The 1944 Firing pin is different, it has a smaller shank and takes a small spring. The 49/56 pin is not interchangeable, I have learned the hard way as I am going to have to grind down a 49/56 pin to use in my 1944.


Buddy
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Posted - 01/20/2006 : 8:32:16 PM
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MAS44 Firing pins are spring loaded..

Buddy

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DeanSchmidt
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Posted - 01/21/2006 : 12:04:36 AM
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Good info Buddy. To bad the French didnt stay with a spring loaded system.


Tom-M
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Posted - 01/21/2006 : 02:51:40 AM
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So one of these Titanium MAS49/56 firing pins will work in my Syrian contract MAS 49 rifle?

Thanks - Tom


MAS49.56
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Posted - 01/21/2006 : 9:38:58 PM
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When I bought one 2 years ago they were only 70 bucks! Works great, no more burst fire with commercial ammo.

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John Wallace
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Posted - 01/23/2006 : 11:11:46 AM
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It is interesting to do a search for titanium on eBay, then tell it to reveal Other Categories at the side. If you narrow it down to Business & Industrial, Manufacturing & Metalworking and Metals & Alloys, you will fund numerous pieces of titanium rod. At the moment, for example, there is one lot of fourteen inches, .312in. diameter, at a Buy It Now price of $14.99. A firing-pin of this type would be easy for anyone with a lathe to make, and I wouldn't despair of doing it with an electric drill mounted on a bench mount, if I had to. I don't believe it is even anodised, which with titanium doesn't have the functional importance it does with aluminium, but can be made to take beautiful blue and green colours.

The makers of this firing-pin wouldn't do it without a sound, logical reason, of course. They want the money! I'm not familiar with the burst fire habit of the 49/56, and there may be people here who know better whether it can always be defeated the way Dean did it, or by changing the strength of the spring. But a series of annular grooves, a hole in the rear end, two or three small holes through the flattened section, could lighten the original pin nearly as much as the $89 one, which isn't as much lighter as pure titanium would be. For other firearms in which titanium is used for a faster lock time, as much can often be done by a reduced travel and increased mainspring strength or preload. Preloading, if there is enough space, can be done by a collar to increase the compression on the spring when the rifle is uncocked.

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ThePitbullofLove
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Posted - 01/23/2006 : 11:27:47 AM
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I just spring loaded my 49/56 firing pin. No more slamfires.
 
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