View Full Version : Star BKM broken firing pin

November 21, 2005, 05:58 PM
I've heard from others that due to improper heat treatment of the firing pins, they frequently break. Well sure enough, mine just did! Went to my local gunsmith and he said he couldn't get one..... Any idea where I can find one? Is it pretty straight forward to replace?

Jim Watson
November 21, 2005, 06:18 PM
Google, man, Google.

Bob lists them:

Best I understand, the retaining pin for Star firing pins is UNDER the rear sight and the sight has to be drifted out to get at the retainer to release the firing pin. For some reason, J.B. Wood recommends taking off the rear sight and driving the pin up from bottom to top to release the firing pin.
But I haven't done it myself.

Don't dryfire a Star.

November 22, 2005, 01:03 PM
Thanks Jim! I did google, thats how I found this site!

December 7, 2005, 11:52 AM
Ok guys, I got the new firing pin, only $20. I don't have a clue how to remove and replace..... Someone mentioned the rear sight needs to be removed.... how do you do that?:confused:

December 8, 2005, 09:08 PM
Drift rear sight out, invert slide over bench block, align pin with hole, drive pin from slide with punch.

Reinstall in reverse order after ensuring the firing pin is of proper length.
Later model Stars have Inertial pins as opposed to just a return spring and don't break.


December 13, 2005, 12:21 PM
Thanks! Seems pretty simple.........:cool: