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3 Holes around BT-99 Firing Pin Hole?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jollytrapshooter, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    I have a BT-99, and have had it for about 6 or 7 months. I noticed these holes right off when I first bought it, and didn't know what they were or what they did and that has bothered me for a while now. So now I'm asking anyone one here...What are the 3 holes around the firing pin hole for? Are they there to extract any gas that escapes out of the primers? I know they're there for a reason. Any insight is appreciated, Josh.
     
  2. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    The holes are for a tool made for the task to remove the bushing and service the firing pin. The pin comes out the front of the receiver.

    The problem with this system is when the firearm gets miles and years on it, the bushing does not want to come out when you need it to.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Now that I have no more BT-99's I can talk smart. Maybe it would be a good idea to remove the bushing and put anti seize on the threads.

    HM
     
  4. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    Jollytrapshooter I think that what you discrib is a repair for a worn out firing pin hole. It is explained in the add from the gunsmiths site

    Bob Lawless
     
  5. BT-99MAX

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    Josh: Those 3 holes are for the removal of the firing pin, bushing and spring and can be purchased from Brownells, (www.brownells.com), under their part number 800-741-0015. It is called a "3-pin firing pin bushing tool." I bought mine in late 2002, and at that time it sold for $19.95 plus shipping. The tool takes a 1/2" socket for removal and installation. BT-99MAX
     
  6. jsteenson

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    The english refer to it as a "bushed striker"removeable from the face.Jack
     
  7. GRABLE

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    Thanks guys. I also have been wondering about these 3 holes. I am going to order the tool tomorrow, however is the part # right 800 741 0015? THANKS!
     
  8. BT-99MAX

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    Josh and Grable: The part number I listed above is just a general listing. The correct part number for the tool is 590-017-003. Sorry for the error. Thanks - BT-99MAX
     
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