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Old 08-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default 1911 Grip Screw/Bushing Help Needed

Hey folks. I have a set of really nice AFS slim grips that I'd like to mount on my 1911, but the holes in the grips are too large. Is there such a thing as grip screws with oversized heads or bushings of some type that can work?

I didn't find anything at Midway or Brownell's, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're not out there.

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You could try small o-rings. Most hardware store should have them. Another thing is use heat shrink on the bushings.



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Try calling Brownells, can't believe they don't have em.

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Man, I've been round and round with grip screws and bushings for slim grips, Don, but if I were you, I'd get in touch with the manufacturers of the grips themselves and tell them you've tried Midway and Brownells and all the big boys.....now just what do THEY suggest?

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Okay. Apparently Les Baer grip screws are oversized. I'm going to see if I can pick up a set.

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The Les Baer Thunder Ranch slim grip screws may work. They're stainless and slotted. Assuming they work, I'll paint them black with the Aluma Hyde that I've got coming. I dislike slotted screws and prefer hex head, but beggars can't be choosers.

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I'll measure mine, Don, give me a minute.

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The grip screw heads on my LB TRS are .31" in diameter.

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Okay, thanks Lon. They're on the way at this point.

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Well, hope they work!



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