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    Quote Originally Posted by SkudShark View Post
    Starts with the pistol, then the SL8 or USC conversion... Then the Mp5 clone, then a Sp5K and before you know it you've sold your first born for a Mark 23.
    I don't think I could give my first born away, much less sell her!
    lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBryson View Post
    May I ask what you mean by this, please?
    Just what SkudShark said. Check for proper safety function, decocker function (if it has one), last round hold open on an empty magazine, trigger function, magazine release, slide lock and release. What I'm talking about is just a good old fashion, make sure everything works, function test. I take snap caps with me so i can dry fire it without the seller freaking out. Snap caps also allow me to test thing like last round hold open magazine/slide function, second strike function. I also check to see how the trigger reset feels and snap caps are great for this. Other things I do beyond a typical function test are this. I always test the firing pin block. I also manual depress the firing pin block and I manually push the firing pin in so I can inspect the business end of it to make sure there is no damage. It may sound a little anal but at least I'm sure that the firearm is in proper operating state without doing a live fire. Then, once you get home, do a thorough cleaning and lube it, go shoot the crap out of it, and enjoy the big ole sh** eating grin on your face.

    Hope this helps,
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    Quote Originally Posted by beantown View Post
    I always test the firing pin block. I also manual depress the firing pin block and I manually push the firing pin in so I can inspect the business end of it to make sure there is no damage.
    Hope this helps,
    Shane
    I'm kinda dumb, but where is the firing pin block? :embarrassed:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBryson View Post
    I'm kinda dumb, but where is the firing pin block? :embarrassed:
    No such thing as a dumb question Bryson. Picture credit goes to TooSixy The firing pin block is the part to the right of the red circle, it has a quarter pie shape on the top of it.. If you push the block in with one hand you can then push the firing pin in and see it at the breech face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beantown View Post
    No such thing as a dumb question Bryson. Picture credit goes to TooSixy The firing pin block is the part to the right of the red circle, it has a quarter pie shape on the top of it.. If you push the block in with one hand you can then push the firing pin in and see it at the breech face.

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    OK, so I depress the part to the right of the red circle with my finger and push the firing pin in with the other?
    Where does the punch come into play? Or is it just there for something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldManBryson View Post
    OK, so I depress the part to the right of the red circle with my finger and push the firing pin in with the other?
    Where does the punch come into play? Or is it just there for something else?
    The pic is from another post. The punch is to remove the firing pin block and firing pin.
    Try saying that five times fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertp View Post
    The pic is from another post. The punch is to remove the firing pin block and firing pin.
    Try saying that five times fast.
    Uhhh, I'm afraid I'd lose my dentures!
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    Welcome to the Black and Red road. It's a journey full of interesting firearms and how they function. In the process you will find that you will empty your wallet voluntarily every once and a while for an HK firearm you can't live without. SOME of us seem to divest all the NON-HK firearms from their collection, cough, cough, (me) cough, cough. I still have a few Model 19 S&W pistols (wife's favorite carry pistol).

    I concur with all the function tests suggested here. I have one to actually test the firing pin functioning.

    Take a new #2 pencil with the eraser.
    Remove the magazine and then remove any ammo from the pistol.
    Point the firearm towards the sky.
    Drop the pencil into the barrel, eraser end first.
    Continue to hold the pistol vertical.
    Pull the trigger to 'fire' the pistol.
    The pencil should 'shoot' out of the barrel of the firearm.
    The higher the pencil goes, the harder the firing pin is hitting the eraser.

    Takes longer to read the explanation than to actually do it.

    Welcome to the forum. It's the HK enabler forum, where you come to learn and encourage others in their collecting similar firearms you might also consider owning.
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    Well it seemed to pass the function test and I traded.
    I took it home and cleaned it. I noticed on the recoil assembly a plastic bushing that moved freely. Is this normal?

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