Heavy Duty RIMFIRE Firing pin for Contender with No Safety or Cross Block Safety, ie the oldest model Contenders made before 1980, pre 195k serial number.
RIMFIRE FIRING PIN for Contender with No safety or cross block safety
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New Bellm HD firing pins are made to last from S7 steel. S7 is a shock resisting tool steel with excellent toughness and high strength, along with medium wear resistance. It has maximum shock resistance and high compression strength, which gives it good deformation resistance in use, while retaining good toughness. An ideal metal choice for a firing pin, very difficult to machine without experience requiring a special heat treatment after machining. Precision manufactured to an incredible tolerance on swiss screw machines, our firing pins are not only a direct upgrade but virtually un breakable.
TIPS: Anyone can replace, no gunsmith needed. Remove the hammer pin and hammer, I might mention that now would be a good time to replace the hammer spring when putting back together. Remove flat headed Firing pin bushing screw, located on outside of frame directly below where hammer impacts firing pin. The firing pin bushing, firing pins, and firing pin return springs removes from inside of frame as unit, if stuck due to improper cleaning I use a small 3/32 pin punch through firing pin bushing screw hole and lightly tap out being careful not to damage threads inside bushing. Now is a great time to clean and replace worn firing pin return spring with BELLM Contender firing pin return springs also sold here. Rimfire firing pin goes on top, centerfire on bottom. Rimfire has a flat tip, centerfire is pointed.
Note in the picture the different SHAPE of the bell of the firing pin, these have a rounded bell where the G2 and newer Contender frames have a cone bell. Firing pin on top is rimfire (flat tip) and bottom is Centerfire. This listing is for the Rimfire.
NOTE: Due to the many changes in production and tolerance to the Contender over the years, these may require gunsmith type fitting if the firing pin is not able to retract flush or below bushing. Generally accomplish by carefully removing length of tip on grinder.