I did an action job on my 1894ss using this sites excellent stickeys. I bought the reduced spring kit from Longhunter and the lever plunger really helped smooth out the action but I don't know if the hammer spring is strong enough without using a one piece firing pin. Any help out there guys. Thanks
I have no experience with a one piece FP, but from what I have read you would be correct. The only thing I can say is shoot a 100 rounds and see if you get a failure.
Good job on working with the rifle.
The two-piece firing pin might work with the weaker springs, but no doubt that ignition could be less dependable.
I'm using a steel one-piece firing pin from Long Hunter in my 1895, and it's working fine so far.
A titanium one-piece pin is another option, with the advantage apparently being light weight (faster ignition and works with weaker springs), although at the expense of being more brittle. (I've had a titanium pin break.)
I suppose that it depends upon your application. For hunting, the stronger hammer spring is likely better (more reliable). For informal roles, the lighter springs are certainly smooth, and the one-piece pins (steel and titanium) might be a good addition.
I actually prefer the one-piece pin regardless of which springs are used.
I've installed one piece firing pins from Long Hunter in all my Marlins that I shoot, and I highly recommend them. The only Marlins I have without the one piece firing pin is the collector set that won't be fired.
Smoothing rough contact areas is a better way to get a smooth action, rather than using lighter springs, in my opinion.
Hope this helps.
Shoot safe. Shoot smart. Shoot well.
Thanks guys, I think I'll stick with the factory hammer spring and firing pin for now. Don't want any miss fires.The action is sure nice after the work. instead of clackety clack it says snick snick.
Marlin replaced my lever that I have cycled about 2000 times. With the new one I am back to KLAK - KLAK - CLICK.
The hammer spring should come with one or two spacers in case you need to add some power, but the two piece firing pin should work just fine with the spring kit. However, I put a lot of rounds through my CB model in .45 from shooting CAS and the firing pin finally broke on me, so know I have a one piece pin, which is a bit smoother as well. I siggest a one piece "Bear Proof" extractor for your next upgrade.Originally Posted by Icy Straits