Thought I busted my first firing pin...but
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    Thought I busted my first firing pin...but

    Took the wife and daughter for a little family time slingin’ some lead.

    My daughters 10/22 ran like a top!

    Next up was my wife with her FAVORITE rifle - XCR-L in 5.56.

    10 shots from the first mag without a hiccup (and not a half bad group)... when she changed mags, fired the first round -BANG, next round CLICK....clear the weapon, check the ejected primer - reload it in the mag and BANG, next round - CLICK...look at the bolt and firing pin and it looks like smooth shiny brass filling the firing pin channel all flush with the bolt face!?!

    I begin to poke and pry and try to clear the tip of the firing pin...THIS FELL OUT!! Looks like brass remnants deformed and filled the firing pin channel?

    Pin look alright now that the debris is cleared?
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    Looks like a piece of primer to me. At any rate, probably a good idea to get one or two spare small parts kits.
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    Yep...good advice on the parts kits.

    Does the firing pin look normal?

    Tried to take a pic at relaxed and tensioned spring
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    Quote Originally Posted by semperfisurveyor View Post
    Yep...good advice on the parts kits.

    Does the firing pin look normal?

    Tried to take a pic at relaxed and tensioned spring
    Looks normal to me.....but having a wad of primer or case stuck in the hole is a new one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean K. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by semperfisurveyor View Post
    Yep...good advice on the parts kits.

    Does the firing pin look normal?

    Tried to take a pic at relaxed and tensioned spring
    Looks normal to me.....but having a wad of primer or case stuck in the hole is a new one!
    Yep...was a first for me as well. Have two of these XCR-L (both low 4xxx series number) and the wife and I have a few thousand rounds each through our rifles...this has never happened before
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    Thats a new one.

    Just curious, what brand of ammo where you using? (for the internal data base)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjt50 View Post
    Thats a new one.

    Just curious, what brand of ammo where you using? (for the internal data base)
    55gr Lake City surplus (don’t have the year)
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