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Old January 20, 2002, 11:33 AM   #1
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Pardini SPE Problem

I took my Fiocchi Pardini SPE 22 to the range this week and found I was getting a number of misfires - maybe 1 in 10. Tried three different brands of ammo. Looks like a good hit from the firing pin, but close to the edge of the rim. Maybe a new firing pin or hammer spring? Question is - does anyone know who works on, or carries parts for this pistol? My manual gives an address and phone number in Italy, but I don't speak Italian :-)
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Old January 20, 2002, 01:13 PM   #2
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Don Nygord. (928) 717-2315

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Old January 20, 2002, 01:53 PM   #3
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Second on Don Nygord. His shop is just about the only one in the US that handles Pardini firearms on a regular basis.

www.nygord-precision.com

BTW, aside from the failure-to-fire issue, how do you like your Pardini? I'm presently looking for a reasonably priced SP for ISSF target competition.

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Old January 20, 2002, 03:18 PM   #4
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Pardini good enough that if you do your part.....you will be able to choose which company you want to contract for. Nuttin like bein paid to shoot.

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Old January 20, 2002, 07:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for the response.
I like the Pardini, but the trigger takes some getting used to. Not at all like my S&W model 41. The Pardini trigger gives a surprise break, but it is 'soft'. It sort of moves along (maybe .050") and suddenly the piece fires. I can now shoot it better than the mod 41.
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Old January 20, 2002, 07:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response.
I like the Pardini, but the trigger takes some getting used to. Not at all like my S&W model 41. The Pardini trigger gives a surprise break, but it is 'soft'. It sort of moves along (maybe .050") and suddenly the piece fires. I can now shoot it better than the mod 41.
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Old January 20, 2002, 09:29 PM   #7
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I shoot a Pardini SP in .22lr, awesome pistol! I'd say you might have a busted firing pin. Check the dents in your fired brass and compare them to the brass that "misfires". If the latter are not the same as the regulars, you gotta firing pin problem.

Don Nygord will mail one to you for about $15.
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Old January 22, 2002, 11:48 PM   #8
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Broken firing pin

Delrin,

My money says you have a broken firing pin. I have the same old Fiocchi Pardini, and have experienced this. When the pin breaks, the nose is free to rotate, and can hit the rim "sideways" so it makes just a small mark at the very edge.

Replacing the firing pin is a kitchen table job that takes 5 minutes, if you have (or can improvise) a slender punch to drive out the retaining pin. Nygord is the source for these parts. He delivered my firing pin in just a couple of days.

Adjusting the trigger is another subject entirely. They are typically shipped with a long first stage. I got out my allen wrenches and fixed that in a hurry. It's easy to screw these things up, though, so don't try to adjust it without the manual handy.

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