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Offline KneverKnew

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Re: BTA-90 mag drops during firing
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 03:38:17 PM »
Finally got in touch with the "head armorer" at EAA. He said what I already knew. Those gun parts for that model are no longer available. He said it was a clone of the CZ-75 but the parts were not interchangeable. I'd love for someone to tell me to the contrary. Anyone have any last suggestions before I give up on this project? 

Offline WiskyT

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Re: BTA-90 mag drops during firing
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 04:11:46 PM »
I gave you a suggestion and you didn't respond.

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Re: BTA-90 mag drops during firing
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 08:23:04 PM »
Finally got in touch with the "head armorer" at EAA. He said what I already knew. Those gun parts for that model are no longer available. He said it was a clone of the CZ-75 but the parts were not interchangeable. I'd love for someone to tell me to the contrary. Anyone have any last suggestions before I give up on this project?

Were it mine, I would have bought either the current Witness Magazine Latch or the Cz75 Mag Latch by now and fitted it to the Pistol, but that's just me.
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Offline KneverKnew

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Re: BTA-90 mag drops during firing
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 11:59:14 PM »
My apologies for my distractions. I've been painting the interior of my house for two weeks now and can't seem to keep all my other projects straight in my head. I may have seen the messages, but just didn't have time to answer. Maybe the fumes are starting to get to me. :)
Were this my pistol I probably would have done the same, purchasing one or the other mag catch and making it fit. But, this belongs to the father in law of a friend of mine.  I have to wait for the go ahead on any purchases. If they say okay, I will order one of the tow mag catches mentioned and give it a try. Is there one of the two mentioned that would stand a better chance of fitting properly, or have the least amount of fitting required? Thanks again.

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Re: BTA-90 mag drops during firing
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2017, 09:06:06 AM »
I am trying to order the mag catch from CZ Custom but noticed the CZ-75 mag catch is "keyed" on both sides. My particular pistol's mag catch is "keyed" only on the right side. The push button "left" side is round (not keyed). I notice that the CZ-85 mag catch looks the same, with round left side and keyed right side. Would it be safe to assume the CZ-85 mag catch would fit my BTA-90 better than the CZ-75 catch? Or is there some other reason the CZ-85 catch will not work? I am ready to order so please comment asap. Thanks.

Actually I just found the CZ75B "O" style mag release on CZCustom. It has the round push button, so I am going to order that one. I hope it works.
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Offline WiskyT

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Re: BTA-90 mag drops during firing
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2017, 05:09:18 PM »
the original mag catch fits.  why don't you find a smith or machine shop that can weld up the worn area and then you, or a smith can dress down the engagement surface.  everything else is just a crap shoot.