Ordered a police trade in model 65.... With no firing pin!

Ordered a police trade in model 65.... With no firing pin!

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    Ordered a police trade in model 65.... With no firing pin!

    So there was a used model 65 for sale at sportsman outdoor superstore, and I ordered it online. I went home and noticed something was wrong... No firing pin! Never seen that before.

    Anyway, I called but got no answer, so we'll see if they step up. I know I'm supposed to check out any online purchase at time of pickup, but I didn't think to check for this.

    I was wondering if anyone knew how easy a fix this is. Is it just getting a simple part and having a local gunsmith throw it in? And how much is that gonna cost? Thanks, all.

    I'll post a picture when I get the chance.


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    Call S&W customer svc. I once had a cylinder release screw work loose and get lost along with the button itself and they sent both to me free. Granted, this was a while ago, but they've always been pretty helpful.

    I wouldn't think it would take too much gunsmithing, it's just a couple of rivets that hold on the pin/nose, right?

    So, I wonder if they pulled all of them during the trade-in as some misguided safety program. Should've been disclosed anyhow. Weird.

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    Are you sure the firing pin is missing and not captive in the frame, looking at the schematic from Numrich arms it appears the pin is in the frame and struck by a transfer bar mechanism.

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    You sure it isnt an NYPD trade-in? I think the NYPD took the firing pins out of their issued and off duty weapons. Firing pins are dangerous. They could accidentally hit the primer and make a loud noise, causing severe injury and death in some cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Are you sure the firing pin is missing and not captive in the frame, looking at the schematic from Numrich arms it appears the pin is in the frame and struck by a transfer bar mechanism.

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    Pretty sure the pin/hammer nose is part 48 on that chart. It's not a transfer bar you're looking at, but a hammer block (it moves out of the way when the trigger is fully depressed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH_Esau View Post
    Pretty sure the pin/hammer nose is part 48 on that chart. It's not a transfer bar you're looking at, but a hammer block (it moves out of the way when the trigger is fully depressed).
    Oooops my mistake.
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    It's a 65-6, and I don't think the pin is on the hammer. For what it's worth, the trigger is nice, the gun balances great, and it's in fairly decent shape. It's a three inch barrel and stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSP View Post
    It's a 65-6, and I don't think the pin is on the hammer. For what it's worth, the trigger is nice, the gun balances great, and it's in fairly decent shape. It's a three inch barrel and stainless.
    The 65-6 has the frame mounted firing pin.

    Make sure the gun is empty, close the cylinder, cock the hammer and place a pencil (eraser first) in the barrel ...... point the gun up and pull the trigger. The firing pin striking the eraser will cause the pencil to eject upwards.
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    A 3-inch K-Frame .357 Magnum is an awfully useful handgun, capable of accomplishing much of what could rationally be required of a handgun. You did well to get into that nice used one, saving some money in the process.
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    Firing pin or no firing pin, I'm jealous.

    The 3" model 65 is a classic.
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    eraser test is great you can also use a new pencil and hold it down to verify firing pin contact on eraser (it will leave a dimple)

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    u mean you wanted it to FIRE also.........Geeez

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