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Old 11-19-2012, 05:18 AM   #1
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This look ok?

New to sig, and i purchased this from a friend of mine with about 400 rounds through it. I notices a little ding or chip on the under side of the slide? Maybe something got in there and did this? Anything to worry about?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Which area are you concerned about? What model is your SIG?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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That little ding in front of the firing pin block? I wouldn't worry unless it causes a functional problem. It looks very minor. Keep an eye on it for a thousand rounds. If there's no change, then it's probably not going to make a difference. What it looks like is a stray ding from someone working on it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #4
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Sorry for not specifying! Yes the little ding right in front of the firing pin block. It's a p220. So far has cause no issue. I was thinking maybe it got dropped or something dropped on it. Thanks for the info.

One more thing: you guys ever detail strip your slide to clean or anything? Or not worry about it unless its causing an issue?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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Personally, I detail strip everything when I have the proper tools. If you don't have the proper tools or the skills and confidence, DON'T DETAIL STRIP.
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You'll need a steel pin punch and probably a vice to pound out the two roll pins in the slide.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:30 AM   #7
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I was looking at videos on how to do the slide and it didn't look hard for me. I detail stripped all of my glocks fairly often. I tried to get the pin out earlier but it was TIGHT. The punch I had kept slipping off the pin and I didn't want to scratch the slide.
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Yes, it'll keep slipping off. You must use an 1/8 inch "roll pin" punch to keep it aligned and in-place while punching it out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:37 AM   #9
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Ok glad I asked. I would like to be able to detail strip the slide. I will get the correct punch.
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Ok glad I asked. I would like to be able to detail strip the slide. I will get the correct punch.
Sears "Craftsman sells a (package of various sizes) which includes the 1/8th inch. for $19.99. Click the link below, then click on "pick up at store" and it'll ask for your zip code, it'll then tell you which store has them in stock closest to you.

Craftsman 6 pc. Roll Pin Punch Set - Tool Catalog - General Purpose Hand Tools - Punches
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excellent post TexasG...thanks for posting...

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Sears "Craftsman sells a (package of various sizes) which includes the 1/8th inch. for $19.99. Click the link below, then click on "pick up at store" and it'll ask for your zip code, it'll then tell you which store has them in stock closest to you.

Craftsman 6 pc. Roll Pin Punch Set - Tool Catalog - General Purpose Hand Tools - Punches
Excellent! Thanks!
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So upon looking at my gun, I don't think those punches will work. I have a p220 combat which i think has a stainless slide. The pin in mine is solid, and domes at the top... I think I would need a punch that is concave at the end?
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So upon looking at my gun, I don't think those punches will work. I have a p220 combat which i think has a stainless slide. The pin in mine is solid, and domes at the top... I think I would need a punch that is concave at the end?
Yes, you need a cup tipped 3mm punch for those solid pins. Like this one.
Use the short punch first to break the pin loose.
Use a very heavy hammer, like 3 or 4 pounds and a wooden block with a drilled hole under the slide. Nothing to it really. Oil the pin before driving it out.

When reinstalling the new pin, use as few hammer blows as possible. The heavy hammer almost pushes the pin in with it's weight.

Very important - block the firing pin forward slightly so your punch or pin does not hit the firing pin. I just use a short wooden dowel to get the back-end of the firing pin flush with rear of the slide. A dowel the correct size can be wedged into the slide and left there while you are pounding the pin out and back in.

When you get the pin out, and press the safety block, the firing pin will shoot out the back of the slide.
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