Once the pivots have been polished and burnished, it’s time to repair the worn out holes that the worn pivots ran in, following decades of service and wear with little or no maintenance.
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The bushing has two different machined faces, a flat face that will be pressed flush to the plate interior, and a concave face, which will be oriented to plate exterior. The smooth, flat face is designed for minimal friction contact with the pivot shoulder, while the concave face serves as a store of oil. In this view the flat face is depicted, however the bushing will be inverted prior to pressing.