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Old July 20, 2012, 12:28 PM   #4
Old Grump
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Remove the rear sight to find the release. It's not a big deal, When you get it clean and inspect the firing pin clean the channel and spring with a good solvent and never let grease or oil get to it. If the firing pin is peened it will be obvious and easy to replace. Whenever I clean my 41 one of the last things I do is squirt carburetor cleaner into the firing pin hole and blow out with my compressor. Since 1972 I have had to strip it 3 or 4 times and replace the pin once. That was pre compressor days and when I was doing a lot of dry firing without a snap cap.
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