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Old 04-09-2017, 06:29 PM
LoboGunLeather LoboGunLeather is offline
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Kimber Custom CDP firing pin problem help please.

Have a Kimber Custom CDP full-size 1911-style .45ACP which I have carried for about 10 years without problems. This morning at the range I started experiencing failures to fire, examination of primers showed irregular, off-center, and weird-shaped indentations. Thinking that I may have a problem with the firing pin (or spring, or some debris or other problem within the firing pin recess in the slide) I have attempted to dismount the firing pin by the usual method (i.e.: depress firing pin with a drift pin, remove firing pin retainer plate to release firing pin and spring), but find that I cannot proceed because the firing pin will not depress sufficiently to allow removal of the retainer plate.

Tried tapping with a brass drift pin and mallet, with no success.

Ideas and guidance will be appreciated.

By the way, I have been using 1911-style pistols regularly since 1968 so this is not my first rodeo. Just haven't experienced this particular misbehavior before.
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:36 PM
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Presuming this is a II, the grip safety must be depressed to clear the firing pin block so it can be disassembled.

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Old 04-09-2017, 06:36 PM
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Kimber Custom CDP firing pin problem help please.

Kimbers have a Schwartz type firing pin block.Look on the underside of the slide for a plunger and spring that stop the pin from moving forward.It needs to be depressed a bit .
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Old 04-09-2017, 06:52 PM
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And it was just that easy!

Really, guys, why did it take 11 minutes for you to drag me forward by 25 or 30 years in design innovations? You must have other things on your minds.

Thanks much.
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:36 PM
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If he went back with a series 70 firing pin would it defeat the Shultz and still fire ?
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:03 PM
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If he went back with a series 70 firing pin would it defeat the Shultz and still fire ?
The Swartz type firing pin block does not need to be defeated.

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Old 04-10-2017, 10:02 AM
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Some on here have removed them completely from kimber's II ,I have both I and II guns that work well. My Para also has one and my springer does not.
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