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Old 03-12-2012, 06:32 AM   #1
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I was working on my 1911 to upgrade my trigger, I was working on taking my grips off and stripped the top of the screw. I cant turn the screw at all and dont want to trash mygrips. If anyone knows how to help plz advise me


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Old 03-12-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Hex head or flat head screws?

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Soake the screw in oil and the get a squre tiped nail tap it in gently to the center if the screw and use the squre nail head as an ea-out. Unless you have a set of small ea-outs.
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Soake the screw in oil and the get a squre tiped nail tap it in gently to the center if the screw and use the squre nail head as an ea-out. Unless you have a set of small ea-outs.
This is what i was gonna suggest pretty much except use thread penetrant

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Hex, n guessen by ur responses this happens alot. Whats an e out n where do I get it
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An easy out you should be able to get a set at a good hardware store. You can also get them from gunsmithing supply shops like Brownells on the web. Personal I would try the nail first. Putting a piece of duct tape over you grip with hole over the screw will give your grip some protection if you should have any slip.
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Check a machine tool store for a ez out or a left handed drill. If you have a vice and a drill press or a mill it will make it easier. I've never done it on a gun but I've done it on tons of cnc tooling.
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X2 on left handed drill bit.
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I always have extra screws and screw stock bushings (standard and oversize) in my 1911 kit.
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I have cut slots in many screws using a Dremel and a dental burr. But it does require extreme care to only cut the screw and not run off into the rest of the gun. The square nail trick works but works better with a cement nail(harder).


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