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I bought a 22" 223 barrel that had issues with the chamber for cheap and sent it is FFL to Wayne York. For a rebore to 7.62x39. I bought some Tula steel cased ammo, Fiocchi brass ammo and Winchester brass ammo.
At first I was getting FTF on all the ammo. I put a Wolf extra strength hammer spring and now I've had no more FTF with the brass ammo. I'm still getting some FTF with the Tula ammo.
I'm assuming hard primers?

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Gendoc solved the hard primer FTFs with a titanium firing pin on his 7.62x39, IIRC.

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Gendoc solved the hard primer FTFs with a titanium firing pin on his 7.62x39, IIRC.

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you are correct Tim, J2 machined that for me and its still a prize shooter.
it only shot a few russian made cartridges in the beginning and its always
performed flawless with my handloads.

matter-a-fact, it took a pink of a 700cdl 6.5 crd 2 months ago !!!
i really enjoyed just handing the rifle back to him

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Gendoc, Please tell us more about the titanium firing pin.
If it could be mass produced it might be a very hot item in the realm of those dealing with the FTF issues.
Who is J2 and what did it cost?
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Yes Gendoc. We would appreciate details. Cost & did he make it slightly longer?

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Yes Gendoc. We would appreciate details. Cost & did he make it slightly longer?
J2 is my son, he did this 8-9 years ago when he was home from his duty in afgan between tours.
it was not a production build it was his armorer skill at work.
yes, it was made a touch longer but no exact dimensions were saved from it.
he did this to a few of our rimless rifles to prove a point that rimless rules

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Thanks Gendoc. It's a starting point. My friends brother is a machinist. I'll pull the firing pin out of the 7.62x39. And see what he has to say.

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Thanks Gendoc. It's a starting point. My friends brother is a machinist. I'll pull the firing pin out of the 7.62x39. And see what he has to say.
spikehorn, Good luck with your endeavor and please keep us abreast of your progress.
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So I got together with the machinist today and gave him the firing pin from the SB2. He's going to make a titanium one thats 2 thousandths longer. He told me he has about two weeks of work ahead of me. So when I get the first prototype installed and tested I will post again.

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any update on the fireing pins?
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