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So I just bought a few spare Historic Arms Bren firing pins and they aren’t anything like the original pins from the original design which were a one piece pin. These are basically 9/16 inch octagonal rod welded or brazed (I’m not sure which) to original firing pins. They seem very light weight and flimsy compared to the beefier original pins. Does anyone know if these are OK and will hold up over time and heavy firing?

I’m wondering if it would be better to find a machinist that can make some like the original design or with much thicker round rod?

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Here are pictures of my original beefy one piece pin and the new ones.

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Cal.BAR... I’m glad you’ve had good luck with the newer style HA pins. I ended up sending them back for a refund. I ordered one of these to try.

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At least they are one piece and not brazed together. If they don’t look good I’m going to ask a machinist friend if he can make a few like the old style. It’s probably just me but I like the beefier, solid look and feel of the old style pins.
 
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