Is this normal?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by tomwalshco, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. tomwalshco

    tomwalshco New Member

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    Aug 29, 2009
    Just noticed this for the 1st time while cleaning tonight. Did a piece of my breech face break off or did I just never notice this cavity before?
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  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Mine don't look like that :eek:.

    It looks like you got some soot deposits in yours, mine's cleaner than that ;D

    it looks like a cavity was machined with the same diameter and angle as the hole for the extracter pin, then blended in when the port was cut. Looks like a very low stress riser corner, whether that was its intent or is it to allow case tilt when it strikes the ejector
     

  3. tomwalshco

    tomwalshco New Member

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    Aug 29, 2009
    Those are rust pits from a house fire and fire hose water. I'd pull the extractor, but the frankenbolt head is almost stripped and don't want to mess with it until I have another one in my hand. I just want to know if cavity is supposed to be there. It still runs great after all it's been through...



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  4. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    just joshing you a little on the soot, (more likely the reflections). But I wanted to add a little drama before saying mine had the same relief cut
     
  5. tomwalshco

    tomwalshco New Member

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    Aug 29, 2009
    Thanks, I must have forgotten it was there. Not only are my eyes going, but the brain is in fast pursuit...

    But this little guy is my most reliable gun. I've got a Glock, a Beretta, 3 Kahrs and a Colt and my little KT never, ever misbehaves.
     
  6. Possumgravy

    Possumgravy Guest

    Mine has the same. I had to look and would have bet mine did not. How could a normal, sane, intelligent, handsome, cool guy like me have missed something like that? :-[ Scary!
     
  7. tomwalshco

    tomwalshco New Member

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    Aug 29, 2009
    Bad lighting?

    Looks like my extractor has a little chip in it, too. Time to order some parts, but I'm afraid of jinxing myself...
     
  8. Possumgravy

    Possumgravy Guest

    Curosity got the better of me so I checked my P32 and P11. Well, guess what--they too have similar cutouts. I never noticed--or just didn't pay attention. :eek: