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Old June 14, 2002, 09:23 AM   #1
rballi
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Firing Pin Block (on Taurus Semi Auto)

I recently got a Taurus PT58 380 (Beretta, Browning copy) from a pawn shop. The gun was in good shape and it walked out with me for $200. I went to shoot it and it didn't fire. I did the pencil in the barrel thing to test the firing pin, and no bounce. I field stripped it and pushed the firing pin block in then pressed on the firing pin and the pin did protrude from the face. It turns out that the numskull who had it before or the numskull at the pawnshop sheared off the firing pin block lever when reassembling the gun. I removed the firing pin block and the gun works fine.

So, how dangerous is it without the firing pin block? Should I leave it alone until I get the parts for it? What would it really take to have an accidental discharge? Dropping the gun on the hammer or muzzle?
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