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PitBull
March 11, 2008, 11:56 AM
It feels stoopid to ask this but I'm going to anyway.
I'm trying to knock the extractor pin out of my S&W 4506 so I can clean the crud out under the extractor and relpace the spring. Logic dictates that the pin should come out through the bottom of the slide so that the frame rail can prevent it from backing out during use. Right??? I''ve bent one punch arleady trying to tap it out. Tempting as it is to move to progressively bigger hammers I'd rather ask and see if there's something else to this seemingly simple task.
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Thanks,
Pitbull

James K
March 11, 2008, 01:43 PM
You need to buy or make a punch with a very short pin (less than 1/4") to use as a starter punch.

Jim

PitBull
March 11, 2008, 09:47 PM
You need to buy or make a punch with a very short pin (less than 1/4") to use as a starter punch.

I did and that's the one I bent. The pin part of the punch can only be so short because of the way extractor pin is recessed in the top of slide.

James K
March 12, 2008, 05:37 PM
How about 1/8" or even a short taper? You just need to get the pin started, then a regular punch can take it from there.

Jim

PitBull
March 12, 2008, 10:08 PM
I got two more pin punches today. I'll shorten one as much as I can and try that. I'll come back to tell how it went.
Thanks,
PB

PitBull
March 18, 2008, 10:10 PM
That worked! Thanks for the help.