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I am a new revolver user. I am also a bit dense. I managed to break my firing pin on my 2019 Colt King Cora carry (snub with bobbed hammer). Can anyone please point me to a parts dealer or someone I can buy a new pin from?I did not realize that dry firing a revolver was bad. As I said, stupid mistake on my part.
 

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Hi Matk1775 and welcome to the Forum. I'm not an expert by any means but my recommendation is to contact Colt to arrange sending the revolver to them for repair. I do not believe this is a user serviceable repair. Also, I would not let a local "gunsmith" attempt a repair. Their "fix" could be worse than the initial issue. Keep us posted.
 

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As above the later Colt's from the Mark III to the new Python have firing pins that are NOT user serviceable.
In fact, they aren't local gunsmith serviceable UNLESS the gunsmith has a special press device and support dies. VERY few will have it.

Attempting to drive a pin out with a punch and hammer will usually do serious damage to the frame.
Don't risk your Colt, do as advised above and contact Colt for free shipping back to the factory.
 

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I can barely change batteries. No way would I attempt to fix it.

As above the later Colt's from the Mark III to the new Python have firing pins that are NOT user serviceable.
In fact, they aren't local gunsmith serviceable UNLESS the gunsmith has a special press device and support dies. VERY few will have it.

Attempting to drive a pin out with a punch and hammer will usually do serious damage to the frame.
Don't risk your Colt, do as advised above and contact Colt for free shipping back to the factory.
 

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The Mark III through the original King Cobra were known to very rarely have a firing pin that was over-hardened and could break if dry fired.
For that reason it's recommended to use snap caps in these older models.

I would think that if Colt says the new models are dry fire safe that would be the case, so this might just be an anomaly.
However, just to be careful and prevent having to send a revolver in to Colt, I'd recommend using snap caps on ALL new Colt revolvers.
 
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