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What is this thing on the slide?

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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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