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Old 09-04-2017, 06:22 PM
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I had a firing pin on my mkiv target break in half and peen the face of the barrel. It happened on a dry fire for a function check after I replaced the trigger disconnected. The firing pin stop was in place. Has anyone ever had that happen? I will call Ruger tomorrow.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:44 PM
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A new style Ruger FP broke recently in this thread:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=983865

Out of curiosity - did yours break in the same place as Stew's did? A picture of yours would help to develop a database for this issue. These pins seem to be more brittle than the older style pins, for some reason.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:11 PM
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Sorry, I'm not sure how to post pictures, but mine broke in the same place as the picture you referenced. I don't do a lot of dry firing. It is interesting that the firing pin has that extra hole.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:27 PM
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Hopefully I attached properlyAttachment 102945

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I just sent my Mark IV back to Ruger for the same problem. It peened the barrel enough to cause jams on every round. They replaced the barrel and the firing pin along with other parts. Only dry fire I did was when I took the gun apart.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:01 PM
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Peening of breech

Mine does have some peening but not enough to cause failure to chamber/eject. This failure looks identical to mine.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:58 PM
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AZ, did you have to send back the entire pistol or just the upper and bolt?
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Az ---the broken firing pin peened the barrel ?


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Old 09-04-2017, 11:10 PM
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I sent back the hole gun so they could test fire it. After the work they said they fired 40 rounds of Federal Auto Match through it. Last time they tested with Blazer.

Frozen: Yes it peened the barrel enough that no new rounds would load without me pushing the bolt forward. Then I needed a knife to pull them out.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:44 PM
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Thanks, I believe I am going to have to send mine back too. What kind of turn around time did you have?
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:49 PM
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Four days. Two days shipping and two days at Ruger. It's good to live in Arizona.
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AZ, Did yours break in the same place and way as these other 2 did?

Seems that Ruger may have overdone the weight reduction on this new design. I think I would be seeking out an old style pin until Ruger figures it out.
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I don't know. When I sent it in for service they told me the firing pin broke but I don't know where.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:25 PM
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getting old pin

You won't be able to get a "old style" firing pin from Ruger as they are sending out the new ones as replacement parts and as the OEM part in Mk.4's. You may be able to get one on Ebay (mine came from Wirthwein Guns) as I did or perhaps from SGW (specify that you want the "old style".
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AZ, Did yours break in the same place and way as these other 2 did?

Seems that Ruger may have overdone the weight reduction on this new design. I think I would be seeking out an old style pin until Ruger figures it out.

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Old 09-05-2017, 02:02 PM
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The number of reports of broken firing pins has me a little concerned. I noticed the old pins being replaced by the new but I believe the Volquartsen firing pin still only has one hole and I've only seen positive reviews of that (although not so much their extractor). I placed an order for one of the Volquartsen pins and will have to see how it compares. Probably just me being overly paranoid.

On a side note, I appreciate all the work Ruger does to fix the problems, but I'd prefer not to have the problems to begin with.
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