Originally Posted by Rugar Fan
Does anyone know about how many rounds can be fired in the carbine before the firing pin needs replacing using standard commercial ammo? Do the firing pins break that often? I read on another forum that the rifle has to be sent back to the Ruger factory to repair a broken firing pin as it has to be specially fitted in the rifle. Can a reputable gunsmith do it on his own without having to ship it back to the factory? Thanks in advance for your help.
I am not aware that this is a big problem. I have had mine for many years.
You can find various disassembly video's on Youtube and publications on diassembly.
Midwestusa sells and after market firing pin that you can install yourself but may require some fitting.
Hope this helps you get a fix on your firing pin problem.