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Old February 21, 2009, 08:16 PM   #1
jal5
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Bayard 1908 needs firing pin

This is my grandfathers gun given to me by my dad recently. Neither one took much care of it, so there is some rusting on the outside, barrel bore doesn't look too bad, a little cleaning will hopefully do it. Since the attached pic was taken I have pretty much restored the exterior, it looks better than the pic. I can remember seeing it about 40 yrs ago and it was in very good shape then. Its the early model 1908, 32acp caliber.

Needs a firing pin though...the one in it seems to have the portion to the rear of the slide broken off.
Here is the schematic showing the pin http://www.vestpockets.bauli.at/
mine has the left side of that pin from the head to the end of the cutout missing.
My local gunsmith although an honest and good man had no idea where to find one, and with his labor cost plus the pin it would be more than the gun is worth for him to do it.

However, to me it would be worth it to research this piece. Any ideas? thanks.
Joe
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