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1968 BAR bolt and timing latch help

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by deanl, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. deanl

    deanl New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    The Disconnector broke and it went off like a slam fire. I fixed the trigger assembly and replaced some springs etc as general maintenance. Because of a sticky bolt I took it apart and had to tap the timing latch out. The edge closest to the bolt and furthest from the pin towards the head of the bolt was hit and flared so it was sticking in the slot it is housed in. I looked at the back of the head of the bolt where it meets the timing latch and it was dented as well with a burr on it explaining why I had to tap out the bolt from the bolt sleeve. I hope this makes sense. I wanted to know if anyone has had this problem and knew if I could just replace the worn timing latch and knock the burr off the bolt and call it good or do I have to replace the bolt as well? Type 1 stuff is hard to find. In replacing the bolt will it need hand fitting from a gunsmith? any help would be great. If it is more than replacing parts I will go to a gunsmith. Thanks

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