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Offline MikeM.

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Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:17:14 am »
Can you guys recommend a smith that will install a hardened firing pin bushing on a Uberti Model P ??

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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 09:20:29 am »

You may wish to contact Alan Harton in Texas.

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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 09:37:01 am »
MikeM, is this a repair you need to do on a wallowed out firing pin hold, or are you just doing this for preventive purposes?  The vast majority of Model P's will never have that problem.

I know Lonnie Ammann of Tejas Long Rifles, who has done lots of work for Cimarron over the years, has put bushings in some Opentops a number of years ago so I imagine he could do it.

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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 11:46:18 am »
Talking to Alan Harton about installing a couple as preventative maintenance

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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 11:49:59 am »
Did original open tops and conversions have these bushings in their frames??

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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 12:18:54 pm »
No, Colt did not put bushings in OT's or conversions, except the first Richards conversion had the floating firing pin in a screw-in bushing.  But some of the Uberti OT's had issues with both puckering out the hole and with a primer-sized area around the hole sinking in, and so some of those were repaired by adding a bushing.  I've heard of some other 'smiths like Lassiter who would add weld to the dished in areas and resurface.

Like I said, I would never put a bushing in a Model P unless it needed it, and that is rare.  Avoiding dry firing without snapcaps helps.  But if someone wants to do it for preventive reasons, more power to them.

I will mention that I've only heard praise for Alan Harton, though sometimes he seems very busy so patience required.
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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 01:18:33 pm »
I have a custom tuned Uberti SS Cattleman by Bob James ...part of his tune included a FP Bushing
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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 07:36:58 am »
Talking to Alan Harton about installing a couple as preventative maintenance

I'd wait and fix the problem should it ever become one because chances are it never will.
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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 09:23:46 am »
Good point ...... that is probably what I will do..

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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 03:57:23 pm »
Abilene is correct . I have 2 Allen Firearms Old Models (predecessor to the Cimarron Model P) that I bought in 1984, that has countless rounds through, with no problems what so ever.  :)
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Re: Hardened Firing Pin Bushing for Model P
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 04:43:45 pm »
I will most likely wait and see if I ever have the need to instal them then... thanks guys...