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Travis590A1
04-12-2012, 11:46 AM
So Ive seen every youtube vid and read every article on how easy they are to remove ha! Mine feels like its been welded together lol. Ive sprayed wd 40, break free and good ol CLP and nothing that damn pin that holds the firing pin in place wont even budge. Does anyone here have any tips or advice on getting this damn thing out? Thanks guys. :facepalm:

69Mach1
04-12-2012, 11:51 AM
You may need to release the pressure of the extractor pin, if it's binding against the firing pin pin.

It should just pop right out.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/DSC05711.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/DSC05744.jpg

Wait a minute. Which direction are you pushing from?

osis32
04-12-2012, 11:53 AM
You need a really stiff skinny file or pick and push hard. Also there's an order in which to remove the capture pins. One holds in the other so you can't remove one of them without removing the other first. I haven't done it fire myself yet but I was walked through it by an expert.

tujungatoes
04-12-2012, 12:01 PM
I've had a couple that were REALLY tight. You may need to use a short starter punch to get it to move. Also make sure you have it backed with something solid(vice, 2x4, whatever).

You probably learned it already, but just incase remember that pin only goes out/in one direction as seen in mach's photo.

Travis590A1
04-12-2012, 12:28 PM
You may need to release the pressure of the extractor pin, if it's binding against the firing pin pin.

It should just pop right out.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/DSC05711.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/DSC05744.jpg

Wait a minute. Which direction are you pushing from?

I am pushing from the opposite of where that pin in your pic was stickin out. I know how to remove it I just cant lol Its stuck like no other and I have no punches to extract it with other than the one that came with the rifles cleaning kit and it doesnt even fit in the damn slot to push it out lol

69Mach1
04-12-2012, 12:31 PM
Is the extractor pin binding against the firing pin pin?

Travis590A1
04-12-2012, 3:25 PM
Is the extractor pin binding against the firing pin pin?

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These are some quick pictures I took as you can see my firing pin has quite a few little dings n dents I dont think it should look like that after only 200 rounds. How would I relieve pressure from the extractor pin? Im a little new to the internals of an AK bolt.

69Mach1
04-12-2012, 3:33 PM
You say you are using that over sized punch. Is that the only one you're using? It doesn't fit, so it's not going to move anything.

69Mach1
04-12-2012, 3:43 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/IMAG0017.jpg

This is your extractor pin. If it wasn't oriented properly, the firing pin pin will bind.

There's a groove in the extractor pin to clear the firing pin pin.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR57S8fppAP762bm-imnnEAXKXr2TCL98iAi2-Bc-mauPHqKbJYfA

Travis590A1
04-12-2012, 4:06 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/IMAG0017.jpg

This is your extractor pin. If it wasn't oriented properly, the firing pin pin will bind.

There's a groove in the extractor pin to clear the firing pin pin.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR57S8fppAP762bm-imnnEAXKXr2TCL98iAi2-Bc-mauPHqKbJYfA

So how do I release the extractor pin to remove the firing pin retainer pin? I have found a punch that fits it but now it is still not budging

fighterpilot562
04-12-2012, 4:49 PM
sometimes you gotta put some effort into it. give it a good punch