Maintenance and Wear Parts
POF has been manufacturing firearms and firearm components since 2002. Through extensive testing and use we have learned that almost any machine including all firearms will have certain parts that could occasionally require maintenance, adjustments or replacement. “Wearable” or “Consumable” parts are those parts that by their very nature, through use (functioning) will not maintain absolute factory specifications forever and will need to be monitored periodically for functionality and safety. Some of these parts may have a finite life cycle which could be affected by use, abuse, or maintenance.
To address these parts on our products, it is recommended that a POF firearm be disassembled and inspected by a certified POF armorer at least annually. Many of the problems that The Factory has encountered with customer’s returned firearms involve these “Wearable” or “Consumable” parts and or improper maintenance or cleaning.
“Wearable” or “Consumable” Parts
Springs are very important to the safe and reliable operation of any firearm. They tend to be one of the most overlooked parts when performing maintenance. When they become worn through use or age they tend to anneal or take a set (become weak). This can change or adversely affect the operation or reliability of the firearm. In addition, any spring can be damaged, weakened, worn, or broken based on the use or abuse of the firearm and therefore should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.
Extractors are a high use component that must function correctly every time the firearm feeds or extracts a cartridge from the chamber to complete the cycles of operation. Because of this they are considered a “Wearable” part and should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.
Ejectors are also a high use component that must function correctly every time the firearm ejects a cartridge from the chamber. Because of this they are considered a “Wearable” part and should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.
Op-Rods operate any time the firearm is cycled. Again, depending on the use or abuse of the firearm this part can be subjected to high impact stress and should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.
The Firing Pin contacts the cartridge primer anytime a round is loaded and anytime the rifle is fired. This can cause impact stress to the face of the firing pin and therefore it should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.
A Cam Pins is a crucial component that operates every time the rifle is cycled and is the main component that locks and un-locks the action. This part is a high cycle component and therefore should be inspected regularly and replaced as needed.
Although we recommend that “Wearable” or Consumable” parts be inspected regularly it does not mean that these parts need to be replaced every time they are inspected. POF products are manufactured to the highest standards and tend to outlast other products on the market. To ensure long life and reliability of our products we recommend these inspections to insure continued reliability and long life of your POF product.