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Iambax
08-23-2015, 01:08 AM
I'm looking for somewhere to get a replacement retaining pin for the firing pin on my m4. It's a norinco from marstar. Any suggestions on the best place to find one would be appreciated. Also what kind of price should I expect to pay?

blacksmithden
08-23-2015, 02:02 AM
Possibly Western Gun Parts in Edmonton. Where are you located ?

Iambax
08-23-2015, 02:33 AM
Cambridge ontario

blacksmithden
08-23-2015, 03:01 AM
Well....they do mail order at Western Gun Parts. Give them the model and serial number, and see if they have it.

Iambax
08-23-2015, 03:06 AM
I'll look them up. Thanks for your help

Petamocto
08-23-2015, 06:27 AM
I don't think the model or serial number matters, aren't they all the same?

I've never seen a firing pin retaining pin that looked different than another one.

RobertMcC
08-23-2015, 06:28 AM
Marstar, Questar.


I don't think the model or serial number matters, aren't they all the same?

I've never seen a firing pin retaining pin that looked different than another one.

They're pretty much just a cotter pin.

Petamocto
08-23-2015, 07:27 AM
This thread has me thinking now, since it's just a simple pin that holds the firing pin in place, I wonder if you could make one from gold. That would be a pretty vain way to pimp out your AR, and only you would know about it.

I almost want to try it just as a test, because it's so small that even if it were gold it wouldn't cost that much.

The point of failure would possibly be the heat (?) if the pins are supposed to be an alloy that can take the heated gas.

RobertMcC
08-23-2015, 07:52 AM
WGP dont really like doing any orders less then 30$

Questar lists the retaining pin at 2.99.

Im sure any shop that sells a bit of AR15 parts will have spare pins..

Wendell
08-23-2015, 10:04 AM
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/firing-pin-parts/firing-pin-retainers/firing-pin-retaining-pin-prod4827.aspx

http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/firing-pin-parts/firing-pin-retainers/firing-pin-retaining-pin-prod24052.aspx

http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/firing-pin-parts/firing-pin-retainers/ar-15-m16-firing-pin-retaining-pin-prod17527.aspx

http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/firing-pin-parts/firing-pin-retainers/ar-15-m16-firing-pin-retaining-pin-five-pack-prod78751.aspx

blacksmithden
08-23-2015, 04:49 PM
I don't think the model or serial number matters, aren't they all the same?

I've never seen a firing pin retaining pin that looked different than another one.

Trust me....you'll understand if you ever call them. Just give it to them, and be done with it.

Calibre
08-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Never mind gold; I'd rather someone figure out how to make one out of friggin glow-in-dark, high-viz orange material.

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RobertMcC
08-23-2015, 06:20 PM
Never mind gold; I'd rather someone figure out how to make one out of friggin glow-in-dark, high-viz orange material.

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Jeez I carried a C7 for 12 years never lost one.

Calibre
08-23-2015, 06:29 PM
What can i say; not all of us are perfect?

Although in all honesty I haven't lost one yet either... Just come close a couple times.


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