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Glock M-19 firing pin assembly

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Inspector593, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Inspector593

    Inspector593

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    Can anyone advise how to reassemble the firing pin assembly on a Glock
    M-19 w/out having three hands?I have a M-19 that I salvaged from our
    home which was destroyed by hurricane Katrina.I know what goes where
    but I am having a problem with the spring & spring cups.How do you
    hold the spring cups while compressing the spring.I hope to be able
    salvage this pistol after I clean it up a bit.
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    1. insert the lug end of the firing pin into your barrel for support.
    2. pull down on the spring with your weak hand
    3. remove cups 1 at a time with your strong hand
     

  3. Inspector593

    Inspector593

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    Thanks DannyR,it worked just like you said!
     
  4. Steve in Az

    Steve in Az Walther PPQ

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    I found a cool way to do this the other night using the Glock tool and a pull-tie:

    slide the clover-leaf section of your glock tools' handle thru the slotted portion of firing pin sleeve until its pushing on the rear of the firing pin. Tie wrap the 2 together. Now you're free to easly remove and install the cups.

    I'll post a pic later....
     
  5. Steve in Az

    Steve in Az Walther PPQ

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    Yet another use for the Glock tool. Note how the part of the firing pin that contacts the sear is held in place by the tool handle flange:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. T. Harless

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    The hard, convoluted way.
     
  7. Steve in Az

    Steve in Az Walther PPQ

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    Yeah, took me at least 8 seconds--it was horrible.;Q
     
  8. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    This sounds like one of those times when you need to start with a big bowl of soapy water. Salvaging a Glock that has been in water shouldn't amount to any more than the complete disassembly and cleaning many of us do a few times a year.

    How did it stand up, as far as rust?
     
  9. Duck of Death

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    Reverse the striker and put in in the firing pin hole. Adjust so the striker arm is held.
     
  10. Dolomite

    Dolomite Glock Bhagwan

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    Exactly the way I was taught (except I usually throw in one or two swear words when I'm compressing the spring with my finger nails).
     
  11. Steve in Az

    Steve in Az Walther PPQ

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    Cool idea. Hadn't thought of that....
     
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    Hence my convoluted comment.
     
  13. RandySmith

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    Insert the firing pin into the spacer sleeve then insert the spacer sleeve backwards into the firing pin channel.

    [​IMG]

    Put the firing pin spring on the firing pin. Using your thumb and index finger, grab the top of the firing spring and compress it.

    [​IMG]

    While holding tension on the spring, install the spring cups, one at a time.

    [​IMG]

    When done, remove the assembly from the slide. Turn it around for installation.

    [​IMG]

    Randy