Related tooling (available from Brownell's, Inc.):
The magazine catch jig is designed to allow the magazine catch to be chucked in a lathe to perform machining operations on it. It is composed of an aluminum body with two set screws. The set screw on the side is used to secure the magazine catch in the jig. The set screw in the rear can be used to set the depth the magazine catch can enter into the jig.
There are two primary uses of this jig. The first is to allow machining of the catch after it has been extended by silver soldering on an extension. I use this extension on both competition and self defense pistols. These instructions cover this application.
The second use of this jig is to secure the magazine catch in the lathe chuck when installing an oversized magazine extension which requires the catch to be drilled and tapped for the oversized extension. If you are making this type of installation, refer to the instructions provided with the oversized magazine catch button. This type of magazine catch should be installed only on pistols used exclusively for competition, never on a self defense or duty pistol due to the danger of inadvertent magazine release.
Using the jig:
This jig is designed to be use by the trained, qualified professional. Neither L. Bengtson Arms Company, nor retailers of its products assume any liability for incorrect use of these products. The decision as to whether the purchaser/user of the jig can competently and safely use this product rests solely with the purchaser/user. REMEMBER--ALWAYS CHECK ALL OF THE SAFETY FUNCTIONS OF ANY FIREARM YOU WORK ON PRIOR TO RETURNING IT TO THE CLIENT.
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