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1890 Firing Pin Question
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March 30, 2022 - 2:28 pm
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I have an 1890 and replaced the firing pin with a chisel tip one. I noticed that there are two different firing pins. The chisel tip and one that is not. Does anyone know when and why Winchester changed them? I cannot seem to find the information anywhere.

 

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The change from a round tip firing pin to the chisel tip provided better ignition of the priming compound of the rimfire cartridge. I believe the change was made about the time of the change from second model to third model 1890s.

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Thank you for the information.

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