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Old 03-26-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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BHP Safety in a FEG PJK-9HP

About five years ago when I wrote "Decoding the FEG Hi Power" I had tried fitting a BHP ambi safety to my PJK-9HP, but found that the left side frame hole in the FEG was a skosh too small for the larger diameter shaft on the left end of the BHP safety shaft. Frankly, I stood down on it because, not being a machinist, I had no idea how make the BHP unit fit. Well bee gory, I got over my timidity and fitted one right up to my newest PJK-9HP today and it passes all the function checks including the click test. Here's what I did.

The left end of the BHP unit's safety shaft almost started into the left side hole but bound up tight immediately. So I locked the safety shaft into a padded vise and cut a piece of 400 wet or dry sandpaper about 1/8" wide by 4" long, oiled it liberally along with the larger diameter left side of the shaft I was going to work on. I then did the shoeshine stroke with the paper 50 times nice and carefully. Then I rotated the shaft in the vise 180 degrees and repeated this process with new paper and oil. After the second 50 careful strokes I gave it a try and darn if the shaft didn't pop right into the left side hole and worked just smooth as heck.

I know another couple of guys who did this using emery paper, but I thought the Emery paper might be too rough - both reported having to polish the shaft after working it down to fit. With the oiled 400 grit paper there was no polishing necessary. It worked perfectly.

I wouldn't hesitate to try to install a BHP safety on a FEG PJK-9HP again. It's a pretty easy job providing all the other parts in the assembly are still in good working order. But the proof is in the function test when the job is done. I'd hang on to the FEG safety just in case something doesn't match up right and the new installation fails the function test. This gun had a round count of about 250 rounds, so I really can't predict how the installation would go on a well worn gun, and I'll leave myself a little wiggle room here.

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Old 03-26-2015, 04:30 PM   #2
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That is a good trick to know... thanks for sharing... and you didn't even have to fit and refit it 41,001 times to get it to work...

Thanks for sharing the info...

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About five years ago when I wrote "Decoding the FEG Hi Power" I had tried fitting a BHP ambi safety to my PJK-9HP, but found that the left side frame hole in the FEG was a skosh too small for the larger diameter shaft on the left end of the BHP safety shaft. Frankly, I stood down on it because, not being a machinist, I had no idea how make the BHP unit fit. Well bee gory, I got over my timidity and fitted one right up to my newest PJK-9HP today and it passes all the function checks including the click test. Here's what I did.

The left end of the BHP unit's safety shaft almost started into the left side hole but bound up tight immediately. So I locked the safety shaft into a padded vise and cut a piece of 400 wet or dry sandpaper about 1/8" wide by 4" long, oiled it liberally along with the larger diameter left side of the shaft I was going to work on. I then did the shoeshine stroke with the paper 50 times nice and carefully. Then I rotated the shaft in the vise 180 degrees and repeated this process with new paper and oil. After the second 50 careful strokes I gave it a try and darn if the shaft didn't pop right into the left side hole and worked just smooth as heck.

I know another couple of guys who did this using emery paper, but I thought the Emery paper might be too rough - both reported having to polish the shaft after working it down to fit. With the oiled 400 grit paper there was no polishing necessary. It worked perfectly.

I wouldn't hesitate to try to install a BHP on a FEG PJK-9HP again. It's a pretty easy job providing all the other parts in the assembly are still in good working order. But the proof is in the function test when the job is done. I'd hang on to the FEG safety just in case something doesn't match up right and the new installation fails the function test. This gun had a round count of about 250 rounds, so I really can't predict how the installation would go on a well worn gun, and I'll leave myself a little wiggle room here.

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Old 03-27-2015, 03:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for your report. Some time ago, I purchased some Chas. Daly extended thumb safeties for use in my older BHPs and FM Detective. One in the group has a slightly larger shaft than the others. This one has not been needed as yet, but nice to know how you got your safety to function. Now if I can just remember what you did in a week/month from now!!!
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Hey gt40doc, it will prolly still be in the archives when you do need the info.
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JayPee, You made my day with that info on the sight fitting on the Feg. Been wanting to fit a Browning safety on my favorite PJK9MM. Have a coupla clones,so I will be careful........Thanks again...Spad
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You're welcome Spad. Nice to see you around again.

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Hey gt40doc, it will prolly still be in the archives when you do need the info.




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JayPee, Been quite ill and basically out of commission. Looking forward to doing the Browning mod to my Feg...Spad
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Those rough patches seem to hit all of us sooner or later, Spad. Get well and we'll look forward to seeing more of you soon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Sorry to hear you have been ill... I know how that works...

Anyway, we are glad you are back...

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