Escaping roll pins

Cleaning my other halves MP shield 380 ez today. Roll pin above the trigger has tried to escape its enclosure. Tucked it back in for now, but is this a common issue with roll pins?

I thought the engineering here is that a roll pin should never move. If this is the case then I think I need a springier pin. I’ll need to see if there are replacements out there. I have a lot of automotive tools, little in the way of punches. Just remedied that, so next time placing it should be easier.

I hope this is ok to post here😔

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Contact s&w they’ll probably mail you a new one that works.

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Are you referring to the pin that is partially hidden behind the Take Down Lever when pistol is assembled?

Is it #12 on this schematic?

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Most roll pins can be “gently” persuaded to get a little “wider” with the use of a tapered finishing nail. It takes a little time with a file and a drill to make but a couple gentle taps with a light hammer is all that is needed to expand the roll pin. Getting the finish nail out is usually more difficult than expanding the roll pin. Hint add LUBE. With poly framed guns it is very easy to “wallow” out your frame hole with a pin punch or some other tool making it not so secure for the roll pin. I have no experience with the M&P this is roll pin knowledge only.

Cheers,

Craig6

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Firstly thank you all for the responses. I did not describe the roll pin placing at all well. The roll pin is on the slide, next to the M2.0 marking, right above the lock back lever. It looks as if it holds the breach block in the slide casing.
My wife has run a couple of hundred rounds through the gun since new. I will contact their support and see if they’ll send me a new pin. By then I shall be able to remove it without using a finishing nail punch🙄
This forum is the best😁

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Yes you posted in the right place and did you get the pin back in.

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Agree with @David-65 100 percent

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Thanks, yes I tapped it back in place with a finish nail punch. It marred the pin a little but not the slide. I have ordered a set of brass and set of steel gunsmith punches. The pin was nearly a third of the way out so it did bother me when I realized it holds the breach block in place. Hopefully I’ll give S&W a call today. My wife loves the gun and in the current political climate I would be loathed to return it for repair.

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Wow, called S&W, prompt answer and mailing a new pin! What fantastic service​:+1::+1::+1::+1:

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