|03-25-2005, 04:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2003
1911 grip bushing removal
getting started on my 1st checkering of a front strap. it's a springer 1911 and i need to remove the grip screw bushings. are they loctited in or just really torqued in there? any advice appreciated
|03-25-2005, 06:30 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Most GI or early commercial pistols had grip screw bushings that were staked in place and you can see a pattern on the inside of the bushing. If you don't see that then they're probably glued in somehow. Torque alone probably wouldn't hold them.
The best way to remove or tighten them is to use a special tip that has a blade to fit the slot within a socket that supports the od of the bushing. That way you're not likely to damage the bushing.
|03-26-2005, 02:30 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
I'd like to have before and after pictures. Before he learned he had turn a $20,000 gun into a $1,000 gun.... And after.
|03-29-2005, 10:35 AM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2002
Maybe it's a Springfield Armory. I hope.
rgrgutis; You will probably ruin the frame messing with the grip screw bushings. They're staked in to keep them from loosening when you need to unscrew the grip screw. If you force them out, you could ruin the threads in the thin section of the grip, which can only be fixed by tapping the hole oversized and using an oversized bushing. At the least, you will ruin the bushings. Most people figure on replacing them if they have to be removed.
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