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Peter Armstrong Mk1
New Turbo firing pin

Guys

I saw over on the Calfee channel a photo of this firing pin hit on a case.

Brett if you are bring in any of these firing pins, put me down for one and 2 springs to go with it.

Peter

Brett
Ok but

You can not just get the pin, it will not fit through a standard bolt.

I have been talking to DiOrio and we are at a disadvantage, USA shooters can send the bolt in for refit at a reasonable price. We have to order a new front bolt piece and its not going to end up as a cheap conversion.

I have had my first action order for the new style, but its untested really at this stage. Calfee has let the news out a bit before they are fully tested or released.

Brett

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Clarification

The new crescent shaped firing pin does not require any modifications to the existing bolt body, the pin blank is the same outer diameter. There are two ways to obtain the new firing pin shape; one is to send your slide to me and I can replace the existing pin tip with the new shape. This option will be problematic for overseas customers because the firing pin slide is considered a controlled item by our State Department and requires import and export licensing. The second option is to purchase a completely new firing pin slide assembly, the slides of each model are interchangeable and do not require any special fitting or modifications to your existing receiver provided it has not been modified from factory specifications. On the current license I have in place with Brett, we have Miscellaneous Components listed as a line item and the firing pin slides are covered under this category. I have not conducted accuracy testing yet on this design, however Bill Calfee has as well as another customer this weekend who posted his findings on Bill's forum this morning. I also sent a V1 and V3 slide to Tom Wilkinson to test, he will get in contact with me once he's concluded his testing. If anyone in AU is interested in the new pins, Brett is your point of contact to place an order. If you have specific questions about the design and want to email me directly, feel free.

Best Regards, Anthony DiOrio

Peter Armstrong Mk1
Ok it looks like something

Ok it looks like something has been lost it the translation here.

I’d like order a firing pin slide for my 2 lug and 2 springs to match. Cost? I’m not worried let me know when you work it out and when you want me to pay.

Peter

RBA HoF #1 (2007)

Brett
Expected cost, its not cheap

The new slides are going to cost me around $460 Aus, plus shipping, plus customs fees and taxes, plus a small margin for me. Won't know exact price till I have them in hand but I would not expect much change out of $600 Aus.
And some want or will need a new spring as well $?
Get in touch with me if you want to put a deposit down and get things moving.
Brett

Peter Armstrong Mk1
Brett

Brett
Given the price of an action I thought a slide would be around that price and I sent you a PM.

So there is no misunderstanding with other shooters on why I’m doing this. I already have enough accuracy to win big matches, I just need to pull the trigger at the right time. But I do 95% of practice on electronic targets with cheaper ammo mainly SK and the reports of reduced flyers with this new firing pin interest me in using practice ammo. It could end up I only have this new firing pin in the bolt when I have a practice barrel on the gun, time will tell.

Peter

RBA HoF #1 (2007)

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prima donna barrel

Peter
So do you run Eley exclusively in your competition barrels or do you put SK through now & then.
Peter O

Peter Armstrong Mk1
Peter

Peter

My 3 match barrels are polished so I can’t fib about what barrel I’m using they are all low mileage and I’ll never wear them out, from memory have only been feed Tenex, at the time I was only paying the retail price of Eley Team for Tenex so I had plenty of it. The 3 nationals I shot before the Brisbane world championships were IRB RBA 3 gun and TRA and I won all 3 but what I never said, it was with different barrels and lots, so working out which barrel to use at the WC wasn’t easy. I have 3 practice barrels one is a total dud the other 2 I’ve used in small matches with large smallbore scoring rings and neither has dropped a point, they are not bad just not killer barrels. How I setup the scope, action, bedding and stock so all the barrels worked is a process I’ll keep to myself.

The sporter barrel I won with at the Brisbane WC started off as a practice barrel but after about 5000 rounds of SK it started shooting a lot of 600’s on the electronic targets so I tried some match ammo it in and it worked out good and the WC is the only match that barrel has shot it.

Peter

PS I bought all these goodies when the exchange rate was $1.20 so it was a lot cheaper than it is now.

RBA HoF #1 (2007)

Brett
Bit slow leaving the USA

Sorry these new pins are a bit slow leaving the USA sorry.
Anthony at Turbo has redesigned a firing pin that will be supplied with these new pins that will work in all Turbo actions. In fact they will be suitable for all firing pins and might be better.
Supply of the first order of springs will arrive at Turbo this week, hopfully the parts will be shipped to Australia soon after.
Brett

Peter Armstrong Mk1
Guys

Guys

I’ve been asked about firing pin spring management so I thought I’d post it here for all to see.

With the old Turbo spring management was something only the top shooters in the US seemed to understand. I imported the first batch of DiOrio Turbos to Australia and while I had heard the DiOrio had better firing pin springs I still had extra springs in my shipment. The the DiOrio have been great and all I’ve done is have a spring for practice and one for matches.

With these actions you must put some sort of lube on the cocking ramps on the bolt handle, if you don’t lifting the bolt just gets harder and harder. But it feels like 99% of the lube works it’s way down between the firing pin and the bolt body, if you don’t clean the lube out it hurts accuracy up to the point that you start having misfires. So before a match I’ll strip and clean the bolt and put the match spring in and after the match when I take off the match barrel I take the match spring out too and that is all I do.

People have watched me open and close my Turbo bolts with one finger and some think I’ve changed or shorten the spring or altered the timing, the spring and timing are 100% untouched. The answer is elsewhere!

Peter

RBA HoF #1 (2007)

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