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P/W Patriot Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ChetH, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. ChetH

    ChetH Member

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    Hi,

    I have a P/W Patriot and am unsure as to the proper way to change the shot and powder bushings. The top plate has some access holes that you might think were designed for this purpose, but the owners manual is silent on the whole subject. Any hints?

    chet
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    take the plugs out of the base and rotate the thing until the bushings clear, they shoudl lift out for change
     
  3. Rubicon_Joey

    Rubicon_Joey Active Member

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    You should also note the little warning about not removing them with your finger. It really wasn't particularly apparent to me why until I bumped the handle on my 800+ while it was in the down position and it shot back up, with quite a bit of force I might ad. Could potentially cause some damage if your finger was in a bushing. I use a bolt to pull my bushings out for this reason and the fact that my fingers are too fat to pull them out. Just stick the bolt in the bushing, tilt the bolt sideways and pull up. The threads on the bolt grab the bushing better than my finger can.
     
  4. paul7177

    paul7177 Member

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    I just take the linkage pin out and manually slide the bar until the bushings line up with the holes and pull them out. Really simple.
     
  5. Rick (Pa)

    Rick (Pa) TS Member

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    Also I might add shut the powder and shot off.
     
  6. paul7177

    paul7177 Member

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    The shot and powder drops are case activated.
     
  7. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Paul, does that mean they are empty or full and just not activated when a case isn't present?
     
  8. Rubicon_Joey

    Rubicon_Joey Active Member

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    Case activated shot and powder drops means if there isn't a shell in the station the powder (or shot) will not drop. Keeps you from dumping powder or shot all over the place at time likes this or other times where you might not have a shell in the shell holders but need to pull the handle.