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#3437296 - 11/05/13 11:32 AM CVA optima fire pin removal
Rocktheglock19
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Hey sorry to ask a dumb question. First off im new at blackpowder thing.

I bought a CVA optima and for the life of me I cant find a flat head screw driver that fits the firing pin retainer. Obviously it will take a flat head, but no flat head (that I can find at Lowes) seems to fit. The fire pin seems to stick out just past the slot for the screw driver. I cant push the fire pin in. Tired to spray some lubricant but nothing.
Any help would be grateful

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#3437302 - 11/05/13 11:36 AM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: Rocktheglock19]
BigD_625
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Pull the hammer back to relieve tension on the firing pin spring.
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#3437304 - 11/05/13 11:36 AM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: BigD_625]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHDEHVYhqgo
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#3437305 - 11/05/13 11:37 AM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: BigD_625]
FrontierGander
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you'll want to buy a $16 wheeler screw driver kit, they have the correct size screw driver in there.
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#3437321 - 11/05/13 11:47 AM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: FrontierGander]
Rocktheglock19
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no tension is on the firing pin
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#3437330 - 11/05/13 11:55 AM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: Rocktheglock19]
FrontierGander
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That will be in need of a shim kit. You can hollow out the center of a bit to slip it over the firing pin and you should get it out that way.

Heres a video on the shim kits, i use it to adjust the bushing outward to seal up blow by. But in your case, you need to shim the bushing outward so it is flush with the receiver.

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHDEHVYhqgo

Part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS5l3NzyMcA
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#3437345 - 11/05/13 12:00 PM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: Rocktheglock19]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: Rocktheglock19
no tension is on the firing pin


My bad. I was thinking of pushing the hammer forward to protrude the firing pin.
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#3437445 - 11/05/13 12:58 PM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: BigD_625]
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I do get a crap load of black on the firing pin and breach plug. So it seems i need this kit?
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#3437446 - 11/05/13 12:59 PM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: Rocktheglock19]
Rocktheglock19
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is this poor craftsman or quality of the rifle?
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#3437532 - 11/05/13 02:16 PM Re: CVA optima fire pin removal [Re: Rocktheglock19]
FrontierGander
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nope just something that happens when the machine drills a bit to deeply. The shim kit is a standard fix cva came up with last year. The shim kit will be free of charge since your firing pin bushing is recessed to much. Call cva or email them and explain the problem and just let them know you need the shim kit to correct it.
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