Sig Sauer P230 inner pin stuck (plugged with broken punch) - How can it be removed?
:smt089I will make this as short as possible. Purchased a very well used Sig P230 in stainless version and decided to disassemble it for a thorough cleaning job as I usually do with used firearms. Parts came off with quite easily until I went to remove the pin from the slide. I used a 1/16" Starrett pin punch and tapped the inner slide pin (Part #49 inner pin H.D according to parts diagram) in order to remove it. After quite a few taps and dropping lubricant on the pin it would not move. Hit it harder a few more times and it did not budge. Tried pulling the punch back out and it was stuck in the inner pin. Unfortunately after moving and twisting the punch slowly it broke off and left a small piece stuck in the pin. Went and tried on the other side and the same thing exact thing happened. I tried hammering with another punch from both sides, but this thing is really stuck and now the pin is plugged on both ends. I did not want to drill it not having a proper drill press. I do not have a hydraulic press either.
I have been able to do this with no problem on all my other Sig Sauer pistols but this was the first one I had a problem with.
Now for the questions.
The breech block can be removed from the P230 canít it? With the inner pin being plugged on both sides with a piece of the punch plugged on both ends what would you recommend would be the best way to get this removed or just leave it? If it is left the way could this be dangerous when being under pressure while firing?