GUN How much does it cost to get firing pins replaced?

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  1. Lorenzo Lamas

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    So my grandfather had a lot of guns (6 pistols and several rifles). He was an alcoholic and senial so my father filed off the firing pins on the pistols so he wouldn't kill anyone. Now my grandfather has passed away and I want to go ahead and get all these firing pins replaced, so, how much should this cost me a gun?

    I went shooting for the first time last week and really enjoyed it, so I thought I would get these guns in working order. I am not too interested about the rifles, but the pistols are:

    -M1911A1 U.S Army (this is a .45 right?)
    Then 5 revolvers:
    -Smith & Wesson .22 long rifle
    -Smith & Wesson .38 special
    -Colt Police Positive .38
    -Smith & Wesson .38 special Airweight (has some sort of short barrel)
    -Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum
     
  2. Lorenzo Lamas

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  3. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    New FP for the 1911 with only cost around $10. Dunno about the rest.

    Edit- Should only be around $5-$15 each for the rest.
     
  4. Lorenzo Lamas

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    Well I am not savy enough with guns with take these pistols apart and replace them myself, so it would be around $5-$15 a piece to hand the gun smith 6 pistols and have him/her do this or $5-$15 just for the firing pins?
     
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    Just for the pins.
     
  6. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Just for the firing pins.
     
  7. Lorenzo Lamas

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    How much should I expect to pay to have him replace them? (it doesn't have to be exact, I just want a general picture so I am not ripped off, i.e. "Oh yeah this will be $75 a gun to do" when the going price for this sort of thing is closer to $25.
     
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    I wouldn't pay no more than $25 or $30 to have them replaced, plus the cost of the actual part. If you have some time I'm sure there are plenty of guides on how to replace them online if you want to save a little money.
     
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    on most firearms the firing pin takes less than a minute to swap out... I wouldn't pay more than $20 labor for ALL of em. Heck if you lived near me I'd do it for a cheeseburger, lol.
     
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    Revolvers are not automatics. Taking off the side plate and digging into the revolver is something for someone with some experience to do. Unless you've done it before, i wouldn't let you do it to my guns. Plenty of people mess up the plate just deciding to pry it off.
     
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    You might want to ask over on calguns.net for some local smith recommendations. If you know the model numbers and such you can look up the firing pin prices on Brownells. Hell I'd help you but I've only worked on a couple S&W wheel guns and a few 1911s myself.
     
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  12. Goat

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    he should have just had a gunsmith remove them, I've even read about guys doing it for free considering the circumstances :o
     
  13. skeletor25rs

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    you could probably send them to S&W for the firing pins and end up getting some free shit. they'll clean them up for you for sure.
     
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    If the smiths are older then they have hammer mounted firing pins. The airlight prolly has a internally removeable version which are easy to replace.
     
  15. sneva

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    I had a firing pin replaced on a Rossi 5-shot .38 SPL about 5 years ago. Total cost, parts and labor, was $38.
     
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    You may need to have the firing pin fitted. but to remove the 1911 firing pin takes a second to push the firing pin stop down and pull it out.
     

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