VALMET FIRING PIN IDENTIFICATION

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VALMET FIRING PIN IDENTIFICATION

Post by Tallin » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:15 pm

CAME ACROSS SOME NEW OLD STOCK VALMET (FACTORY) FIRING PINS WHICH I PURCHASED A FEW YEARS AGO. NEED SOME HELP IDENTIFYING THEM, AS TO MODELS AND CALIBER! I SHOULD HAVE MARKED THE BAGS YEARS AGO, BUT UNFORTUNATELY I NEGLECTED TO DO SO! :( ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!

ERIC
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 am

OK going to have to break out the parts box and check!

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Post by Tallin » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:46 am

Great, I know they are rare and I have more then a few!

Thank you!

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Post by AGG » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:32 am

Eric,

You may also want to check out Buddy Hinton's pictorial library (Valmet section)!!! :wink:

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Post by Tallin » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:13 pm

Tony,

Based on his photos the shorter pins with the springs appear to be for the
M-76 in .223 Caliber. But nothing there on the longer ones.

Think I got these pins from Chris via you, a long time ago. But I could be wrong! :(

Must be someone here who has the answer! :)

Thanks,

Eric
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Post by AGG » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:55 am

My best guess: :D

Firing pin 1--- appears to be the newer style, M78 (based upon length, small head, and longer tapering at the head)

Firing pin 2--- appears to be the original style, M76 (based on larger head, thin spring, and shorter tapering at the head--- thickness at body should be 1.62mm--- v. 1.32mm for the newer)

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Post by Tallin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:46 pm

Any difference in a pin for 223 Caliber or 308? :)
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Post by AGG » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:28 pm

Other than length, I am not certain!!! :wink:

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Post by M62/M76 » Tue May 02, 2017 7:21 am

Firing pin #1 is .308

Firing pin #2 is .223

I had a .308 firing pin and it was longer than the others.
I sold it.

.223 and 7.62x39 are pretty much the same length.

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Post by Tallin » Wed May 10, 2017 3:43 pm

Lets start again!

In the New photo I just posted, firing pin number 1, which is closest to the ruler is the unknown! Maybe 7.62 x 39?

Firing Pin number 2 is definitely a 308. Found that one in box of my stuff and the bag was clearly marked as 308 Valmet.

Firing Pin number 3 with the spring I think we have all agreed is .223 Valmet.

I have 9 pieces of the unknown pin number 1. One piece of pin number 2 the 308 pin with the extractor. And 10 pieces of the .223 in photo number 3.

At some point, I'll start selling them off. My first preference would be on this site. Second would be on GB.

But first I need to know if pin number one is 7.62 x 39 or something else?

Has to be a Firing Pin Expert here somewhere! Please let me know what you think!

Thanks,

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Post by AGG » Thu May 11, 2017 5:11 am

I thought that there were only 2 firing pins, as your first pics were confusing!!! :D
Let me research more. :wink:

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Post by Tallin » Thu May 11, 2017 8:42 am

AGG wrote:I thought that there were only 2 firing pins, as your first pics were confusing!!! :D
Let me research more. :wink:

Tony
Tony,

Yes, in the first pictures there were only 2 pins. To help clear things up I found a 308 pin. So just refer to the last pic with the 3 pins.

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Post by Tallin » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:44 am

Bump!
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Bump! :!:
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