"It will weaken the firing pin RETAINING spring..."hardwood said:It will weaken the firing pin RETAINING spring which won't return the firing pin flush with the rear of the frame - this in turn will cause the firing pin the hang the primer as you open the action after firing a roudn resulting in a bent or even broken firing pin. As far as the dimpled firing pin - who knows, maybe you previously pierced a primer and were unaware. Once you pierce a primer you'll probably etch the end of the firing pin which will in turn cause you to pierce even more primers starting a vicious cycle. T/C asked no questions when I requested my replacement firing pin and retaining spring. Mike Bellms site will offer his opinion as well
I've seen only around a dozen firing pin springs out ofkenmc77777 said:Post is getting a little confusing.
I would like to know more about what keeps the firing pin from returning flush? The weak firing pin spring, right? But what will cause it to become weak? I have many guns that are 50 years old and still shoot fine- no weak pin springs! The Encore is only about 5 years old isn't it?