Thanks, Zeke! I finally figured it out. What one has to do is, with the cocking piece in the "fired" position and holding the cap assembly in the vise, push back on the end of the firing pin with a flat block, then take hold of the the round slot close to the end of the indicator as it emerges from the bold cap. While holding the indicator pin out with diagonal pliers (fits the slot), you are then release press on the firing pin. This allows the bushing to relax and freely move within the bolt cap housing. You then can easily pull the cocking piece straight out, as long as it has moved forward enough to clear the indicator pin (the cocking piece has a hidden detent on the indicator pin side, into which the indicator pin fits when properly installed, holding the cocking pice in place. Once the cocking piece is removed, the firing pin and bushing can be extracted by aligning the flats of the bushing and the bolt cap. The firing spring and indicator pin will come out after the bushing is removed.