Replaced my extractor, and starting messing around with my slide (I know, I know...
). Took out the firing pin position pin, didn't remove firing pin or anything (was actually trying to figure out how to remove hte extractor, which I subsequently found real easy to do...).
For the life of me I can't get the position pin back in. TGried tapping it in with hammer and punch. Tried twice now to use my press to press it in and that just seems to deform it. Tried heating the slide and cooling the pin, lubricated the pin. Once it gets in to the toothed section it just gets held up. I'm pushing in the firing pin to make sure the path is clear and it is getting to the pin but I think it just gets held up on the slide side where I am inserting it once that toothed section bites it. Putting it in from the Right hand side of slide (as looking down sights) which is how the parts diagram in my manual shows it.
Ruined the stock pin, so I ordered two along with my extractor. Now I've mushroomed the heck out of one of those and am afraid to screw up the reserve pin. Am I missing something? It looks like it should be simple.....
After ruining 5 (yes FIVE!) pins I'm sending it back to SIG to get the inspection/refurbishment and I'll let them put a pin in it.
Got the SIG Armory video from Brownells and the guy just tapped it right in with a brass hammer (small one). Grantd he reused the old pin (but pinted out you should use a new pin each time and he just did that for demo). He also mentioned "I've heard on some guns they can be hard to get in" but didn't offer any sugestions for what to do in that case
For anyone else trying, they do have to go in from the LEFT side of the slide but even then hammers, brass hammers, hydraulic press, cup punch, heat and lube all failed to work
drill a hole in a large brass punch, large enough to slide half of the tooth end of the pin into. Now lock the slide down, and with a BFH, beat the pin into the slide till the brass punch kisses the slide. This means the tooth end of the pin is started in the hole. Now use an undrilled brass punch, and finish the job.