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Removing firing Pins for Natl. Convention in Osh Kosh

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:58 AM
    Reply # 13357568 on 13354749

    I  would  suggest ordering a bolt assembly for each firearm without the firing pin installed. Painted blue to indicate inert status. Can be used for display and not questi9ned if demill3d. Any reputable parts supplier should be able to supply the needed assembly and may even paint it for you and solder or Weld the channel preventing it from being judged as active. I f you display or travel with the firearm it will save a lot of questions from authorities.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 11:15 PM
    Reply # 13357544 on 13354749

    You Tube has a video - Here is the link . . .

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 10:09 AM
    Reply # 13357137 on 13354749

    Hi Dan,

    Firing pins on the 1919, I think that gun works on an open bolt, thus the firing pin might be fixed to the bolt, removing it would require removing the bolt completely, I'm not an expert but I think that might ruin the display.

    On the Garand and carbine it is difficult to remove the firing pin but achievable,  you have to remove the bolt by taking the gun apart, the bolt is one of the last things to get out, remove the extractor, and ejector to get to the pin.  Send me your Phone number to 952-807-1030 and I can send you a photo and description from the Garand Service Manual and Carbine Manual.  Or there is the gunsmith option?

  • Thursday, May 09, 2024 5:49 PM
    Message # 13354749

    I plan on trailering my 1943 GPW to Osh Kosh in September, but in order to include my M1919-A4 Browning 30 cal, M1 Garand, and M1 Carbines I will need to remove the firing pins per the National Convention rules (a site requirement at the airfield).  Can anyone in this group give me guidance on firing pin removal?  I will be returning to MN around July 1.  

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