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Browning 1885 low wall action firing pin
Sep 8th, 2014 at 9:01pm
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How is the firing pin removed from the Browning 1885 low wall action?
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Re: Browning 1885 low wall action firing pin
Reply #1 - Sep 9th, 2014 at 3:44pm
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Looking at Brownells schematic dwg it looks like the firing pin is put in from the front and held in place by a firing pin bushing which is in turn held in place by a crosspin. I would assume you remove the breechblock, drive the pin out from left to right, and using a punch drive the firing pin forward and out of the breechblock. I have never done this and am just guessing by what I see from the drawing.
  
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Re: Browning 1885 low wall action firing pin
Reply #2 - Sep 9th, 2014 at 8:13pm
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Looking at picture of the firing pin bushing shows it is also threaded
  
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Re: Browning 1885 low wall action firing pin
Reply #3 - Sep 11th, 2014 at 12:21am
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If your Browning Low Wall is a rimfire there is a screw on top of the breech block.  Unscrew and remove it and the firing pin will jump out of the block under spring tension.  To replace the pin insert it with the cutout notch to the left so the screw will ride in the notch.  Push the pin all the way in and reinsert the screw.  When the action was being tested at Browning firing pin failures were caused by debris coming back into the firing pin hole.  Providing for easy removal of the pin for cleaning the hole was the fix. 
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Re: Browning 1885 low wall action firing pin
Reply #4 - Sep 11th, 2014 at 7:33am
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Thanks, but this is a center fire. The pin needs to be shortened. Or something more
A gunsmith told me they were hard to get out.
That sounds like it could be a bit costly
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Re: Browning 1885 low wall action firing pin
Reply #5 - Sep 11th, 2014 at 6:50pm
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I took my Browning BPCR apart today and the firing pin bushing uses a three prong spanner wrench to remove it. Why does it to be shortened? I would not recommend anyone disassemble them. They are a pain to put back together.
  
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