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I have seen the recommendations on lubrication of the P3AT, but I have never seen anything about lubricating the firing pin. Does anybody know if a drop of oil should be placed down the pin hole or should it be left alone? Hope this isn't a stupid question to the experts. Thanks
 

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Most around KTOG say to keep the FP dry, less chance of debris clogging the channel and making the FP stick.
 

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the best thing you could do for the firing pin is to give it a good cleaning
 

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agreed that oiling the firing pin should be avoided. That and soot from firing will/may make it stiky and possible light strikes could occur.
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Thanks for the good advise. I believe to clean the pin requires some higher level of expertise ? I am not having any problems jusy trying to do the right thing to keep her reliable. Thanks!
 

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Remington Dry Lube Spray.

Slick, Non-oily, Prevents rust, Doesn't contaminate primers, and Doesn't attract or hold dirt.

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Thanks for the good advise. I believe to clean the pin requires some higher level of expertise ? I am not having any problems jusy trying to do the right thing to keep her reliable. Thanks!
my strikes are borderline light and awhile back i was looking for a tutorial on how to disassemble the slide to clean t he firing pin channel. surprisingly i came up with nothing applicable to a 2nd gen p3at, so i ended up not doing it. anyone knows where to find instructions on this matter?
 

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joje said:
..i was looking for a tutorial on how to disassemble the slide to clean t he firing pin channel. surprisingly i came up with nothing applicable to a 2nd gen p3at, so i ended up not doing it. anyone knows where to find instructions on this matter?
here is an post that is also listed in the FAQ/VIP thread. sorry, no vid
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???Can someone tell me an easy way to disassemble a P3AT 2nd gen. slide. ??? Please.
 

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what you may have to do is try this...
clamp the slide someway in a vise (use wood strips to avoid damage)
clamp it vertical so the breach is up with the firing pin hole up
use a spray can of bore solvent (under pressure)
apply bore solvent to the hole using the plastic tube on the spray can
apply the spray until you note solvent coming out the bottom end of the firing pin
use paper towels to soak up the solvent residue
then, using an air blower pressure can with the plastic tube
apply the tube to the firing pin hole and blow until no more solvent comes out

I had to try this on another pistol that was giving light strikes and it cured the problem.

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btw... rather than abusing my low-wattage weller, is there any reason why preheating the screw a for a few seconds with a torch-style cigar lighter wouldnt do the trick?
 

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great instructions! i first tried ogs advice but strike still seemed light so proceeded to torch the screw and take all apart. now my firing pin channel is cleaner than it ever was. unfortunately the primer dents are still not quite what i want them to be but at least i learned how to disassemble the slide :)
 

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Remington Dry Lube Spray.

Slick, Non-oily, Prevents rust, Doesn't contaminate primers, and Doesn't attract or hold dirt.

rc
Wish i could find that stuff locally still. Walmart quit carrying that and cold blueing.
 

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Go to any auto parts store and pickup a spray can of silicone dry spray, I use the STP brand and it works well.
Also keeps the crude from sticking to it, have been using it for a number of years. Got started using the stuff up north where it gets real cold, Oil would get thick and would not set off primers. Use it on the 30-06 firing pin and at 70 below never had a problem except for my feet gettin cold.
 
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