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Old March 23, 2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Baby Eagle (Jerico)

I got a used baby eagle .45acp pistol about a month ago. I know the person that I bought it from he got it new a couple of years ago. He only put 200 rounds through the gun. I put 200 through the gun and the firing pin snapped in half. I called magnum research and was told that they would not sell me the pin which is 12 dollars. I had to send the gun to them to install the new pin and make sure that the decocker was in spec. I asked how much that cost and was told 100 dollars not including shipping each way that needs to be insured. I also asked about warranty and they only honor the warranty for a year after purchase. Now this to me is a defective part that I could very easily replace myself. The part is a MIM part that needs no fitting.
Any idea as to where I can get the firing pin so I can replace it without having to send the gun to Magnum Research and get ripped off.
BTW I work on Smith and Wessons, Colt, Bushmaster and Glocks on a regular basis What would be so different about the Baby Eagle or Jerico
Any ideas appreciated
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Old March 25, 2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Well now, your Magnum Research Full Size Baby Eagle (So I'm told) comes from the same plant as an EAA Witness. Never mind what is stamped in the frame.
Take a look here:
http://www.tanfoglioparts.com/upperparts.html
Priced higher than $12 though.
You can call Henning and ask him if it will fit. Great guy to chat with and very helpful in my experience with him.

I have asked MR in the past for parts and have gotten the same answer as you got. I do not understand why they won't sell a drop in part since there is no warranty invovled for them to cover.
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Old March 25, 2009, 08:00 PM   #3
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Thanks I didn't think about it until I read the reply but, I remember that I saw or read that before. I will give them a call in the AM. I see that they have a better than the factory pin so I don't mind the extra money. I just cant send the gun out for a hundred plus when it is simple and I can do it myself. Thanks again I hope this is the answer.
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