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I had been told this is where the "key" went for the Taurus safety system. But it doesn't really fit or do anything there. It *does* work on the hole on the back of the handle though. So what is this and what is its purpose? Looking at the parts list, it appears it may be an "extractor pin" down in that hole, but I don't know what that is or how it works or why there needs to be a hole with a groove leading to it.
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Without going in and pulling out a PT92 series pistol I am going to guess extractor pin. and the groove with the slash maybe more of a punch mark keeping the pin from pushing up and out. Again, I am guessing from looking at your photos.
 

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OK, I pulled out one of my PT940 pistols to take a look. It does indeed appear to be a stamped crimp to hold the pin in place. If you remove the slide and look at it from the bottom side it looks the same though maybe not as clean as a punched crimp.
 

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OK. What are the mechanics behind this pin? What does it do? Is there any special cleaning or maintenance that needs to be done on/around it?
 

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OK. What are the mechanics behind this pin? What does it do? Is there any special cleaning or maintenance that needs to be done on/around it?
It does two things. First it holds the extractor and its associated parts in place. Second it acts as an 'axle' - it's the pivot point for the extractor. There's a spring under the back side of the extractor, and it grabs the case heads with the claw in the front. Unless you break an extractor or it wears badly, there's really no reason to remove it - which I'm sure is why it's crimped in. When you clean just make sure there's no gunk under the claw, and give it a good scrubbing and it should continue to do what it's been doing.
 

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Yes, it's the extractor pin and it appears to be staked into place. It need never come out until the extractor needs replacing.
I shoulda done that on my 24/7 C.
 
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Thanks guys.

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