Part name: Firing Pin
Part Function: The Firing
Pin is responsible for setting off the
primer of a cartridge which is chambered in the
The firing pin is propelled
forward into the primer by the M1's hammer after
the hammer has been released from the sear by a
pull on the rifle's trigger.
Special Notes: None.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: Nazi Hitler Stamps.
Many of the GIs in W.W.II hoped that their
firing pin might be the last moving mechanical object
in the vicinity of the dictator pictured on these
German Stamps. Of course history records that Hitler
took his own life and his body was burned outside
of a bunker as the war in Europe came to an end.
These stamps were in common use during W.W.II in
Firing Pin shown in final assembly.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002