Beretta Tomcat-32 question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZoidMeister, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Gents,

    I am trying to remove the firing pin on a stainless Beretta Tomcat 3032. I know there is a retaining pin visible both top and bottom of the slide. I know this pin requires a 1/16" pin punch to drive it out. I am having to drive hard enough to bend my steel 1/16" punch.

    This pin will not budge, not even 0.001". What am I missing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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    Yes, I tried depressing the firing pin slightly, and all the way. It just won't move.

    Thanks in advance.

    Z
     
  2. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Probably a dumb idea but is there any way you could freeze it to shrink it down? A little liquid N2?


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  3. bdickers

    bdickers Well-Known Member

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    Oct 31, 2012
    perhaps it's tapered..have you tried in both directions?
     
  4. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Humm, this might be another to drop overboard in a deep lake.

    Or maybe a drop of Kriol Oil and let it sit for a day or two and a little heat.

    Karsten
     
  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    The top of the pin is visibly much larger than the bottom. I am trying to hammer it upwards.

    My beer cooler doesn't get that cold, but I have known some wommens . . . . . . . .

    The slide came off of a gun my boss bought for his wife, so any dropping to do will be done by the guy who signs my checks . . . . .

    I haven't seen anything that resembles corrosion around either the top or the bottom of the pin. And again, I am bending my steel pin punches. GoogleToob hasn't been much help on this one either.

    I know Brownell's sells replacement firing pins, so they gotta come out.

    Maybe I should have asked, "How do y'all get the firing pin outta your Tomcat . . . . . ?"
     
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  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Maybe hire these guys and their equipment.

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  7. Harleyvato

    Harleyvato Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2017

    Sweet work if you can get it!
     
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