Firing Pin Spring Washer - Bevel towards the muzzle

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by Polymer Proselyte, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    This came up in another thread -

    Does anyone have the definitve answer? Which direction does the bevel on part #45 face?

    (If you have a new gun can you strip the slide and report back?)

    Cheers PP
     
  2. scoutdawg55

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    direction of firing pin washer bevel

    To all concerned; the bevel of the washer ALWAYS points towards the front of the f pin guide rod, muzzle direction. It is designed to fit into the shank of the firing pin, thus the bevel. From the horse's mouth.
     

  3. West01

    West01 New Member

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    Thank you scoutdawg55,

    Great Post.

    :D

    West01
     
  4. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    Not saying your wrong but there are different opinions:

    From: https://www.steyrclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4235

    Be nice to have it in black and white.

    How about this. Its a 300% enlargement from the Steyr M manual:

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    WARNING: This image may be incorrect
     
  5. steveinaz

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    Your picture shows the beveled edge towards the spring, no?
     
  6. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    That's what it looks like to me.
     
  7. Dag

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    Bevel Direction

    From the famous "Crap Trigger" thread

    That's consistent with the assembly drawing. I guess I'll trust what Stery recommends!

    Dag
     
  8. scoutdawg55

    scoutdawg55 Guest

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    re: Direction of f pin washer bevel

    I will attempt to put this to bed once and for all, from my experience the illustrations in the manuals and discs are NOT always correct. I handle these pistols everyday NIB and in all of them I have broken down and inspected, the bevel is always pointed in muzzle direction. If it were not it would be straight edge against straight edge inside the f pin and would wear prematurely. The washer is beveled to prevent this from happening. I have seen what happens when one is installed incorrectly. I hope this will help. :)
     
  9. Polymer Proselyte

    Polymer Proselyte New Member

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    Hi scoutdawg55,

    What you saying makes sense. Do you have access to any manufacturers docs or an armorers manual that you you scan that describes the orientation?

    I blame myself for not taking better notes when I disassembled the slide.
     
  10. mugdava

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    Hey All!

    I just tore my M357-A1 apart to see and the bevel faces the muzzle(not the spring). I'm 99% certain it came from Steyr that way, but I could be wrong.
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    mugdava
     
  11. heavymetalmachine

    heavymetalmachine New Member

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    I just looked at my M9-A1 and it is the same.. ''muzzle(not the spring)''

    Looks to me that the bevel faces the firing pin..
     
  12. alex

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    The trigger weight is there is capture the spring onto the firing spring guide rod. The flat side of the weight should be against the spring because the diameter the spring is just a bit smaller than that of the flat side of the trigger weight. If the bevel side is against the spring eventually the end of the spring will work itself large enough to overcome the diameter of the bevel and get onto the trigger weight.
     
  13. ic70

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    My bevel faced the muzzle when I disassembled my M9A1.
    However, it makes sense to me that the bevel should face the spring instead.
    This is so that the end of the spring won't contact the rod and scratch it.

    Having said that, have any Steyrs come from the factory with the (outward) bevel facing the spring?
     
  14. ic70

    ic70 New Member

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    I re-examined how the striker works, and I think the bevel faces toward the muzzle now. :doh:

    If you cock the firing pin/striker, the firing pin (internally) rests on part #45, which in turn compresses the spring.
    The bevel on the "firing pin spring washer" (part #45) fits to the internal bevel of the firing pin, and thus the bevel should point toward the front (the muzzle).
     
  15. babj615

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    The beveled edge of the spring washer ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT FACE THE SPRING.

    PERIOD.

    End of discussion.