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Winchest model 94 issues

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Don't know about the Marlins, but Winchester 94 firing pins are prone to breakage. Keep spares on hand. Don't dryfire without a snapcap that actually absorbs the impact. Note that there are differences between the AE as you've illustrated and the top ejection models, and maybe the older guns as well.

The firing pin is easy to replace.
 

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I did some checking around and dry firing will almost always break the firing pin on a 94.
 
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Hey JJ - -> check that computer generated inventory sheet. The one like Danny's. ---- SAWMAN
 

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Looks like something that a handy person could make with an electric drill for turning and also a dremel tool.
For stock round concrete/cement spikes might work as stock. I once made a firing pin for a ceiner .22 conversion on a 1911 until I could get a replacement.

Steel Round-Top Fluted Masonry Nails

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I did some reading and people did repair the older Winchesters with a nail. I recall once when a young teenager reading when the hero deep in the northern forests fixing his rifle with a nail after the firing pin broke. The top ejects use one design and the angle ejects use a more complicated firing pin that likely could not be made from a nail.
 
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Anyone know of a reputable gunsmith/gun shop to handle some firing pin issues on a winchest model 94 30-30. Current gunsmith I use, won’t name any names, says that the gun cannot be fixed due to no availability of parts. The gun had a issue of where it lost the firing pin completely, one day when hunting. Went to shoot a deer and got nothing, cycled a new round, click nothing. Upon further inspection deems that there is not a firing pin in the gun.... gunsmith now, claims you cannot even get them. Anyone know of a fix, or know someone who could lend a good second opinion? Closer to defuniak/ Panama City/destin the better. Thanks
Is this the correct firing pin?



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You must know which 94 type you have.
It is not the right one for an angle eject.
It may work with the top eject.
The angle ejects may have started after this serial number range. But everyone is not in good agreement on it.
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You can go on the net and look up the differences between angle eject and top eject. You can also look at the broken firing pin to compare it.
 
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