Replacement firing pins for a Purdey shotgun, striking end upwards. Left, with rebound spring; right, without. Together with bone striker bottle.
Firing pins showing through the breech face of a break-open double rifle.
Firing pin assembly from a Mauser 98 rifle bolt.
Firing Pin - The narrowly rounded, pointed component of a cartridge firearm that impacts and causes detonation of the primer. This may be mounted coaxially with a coil mainspring in a bolt rifle, may be a small replaceable tit mounted into the breech face of a sidelock break-open gun or an integral part of the [enclosed] hammer of a boxlock gun. In British: Striker.
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