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3rd December 2008, 15:03
Hey guys, i did a search but couldn't find anything on this subject.
I've got a 90s model Delta Elite and the small firing pin safety in the slide will only allow the pin to hit the primer about 50% of the time. Is there a kit that replaces this or is there a way to disable it. I have asked on another forum but have yet to get an answer.
Thanks for your time
3rd December 2008, 15:45
There could be various causes for this,-Trigger over travel stop needs adjusted,trigger might not be going back far enough to move the plunger up high enough,the pluger hole could be dirty and needing cleaned. There is a way to bypass the series80 safety system, there is a series 80 spacer plate that Brownells for about $4. If this is a carry or self defense gun I would not bypass a safety,just fix it.
3rd December 2008, 17:59
Lock the slide to the rear, look inside the ejection port at the top of the frame, just beneath the extractor, and you'll see a slot. When you pull the trigger, you should see the tip of a lever lift up out of the slot. When you release the trigger, it will probably drop back down flush with the top of the frame. If the lever is bent or the tip broken off, that could explain it. You can test the slide plunger by depressing and releasing it, to see if it moves freely. If it does, depress and hold it, then use a punch or a small screwdriver to simultaneously depress the firing pin. The firing pin should smoothly travel forward until 1/8" or more protrudes from the breachface. If there's a "bump" or a hitch in the movement of the firing pin, the plunger is not traveling upward enough to clear the firing pin. If the firing pin test is passed, then look again at the lever(s) in the frame, to see that the top one is lifting enough to fully depress the slide plunger when the trigger is pulled.
4th December 2008, 09:33
will experiment tonight
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