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Old 03-10-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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How do you get the top left screw back on? It won't fit through the hole. I don't want to force it like I did for the old grips, which are trash now.

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Are your grips the same size and width as the old ones?

Some pictures might help, but for the most all (4) screws go in the same way.

One problem might be that the top left bushing came out with the screw.

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That's exactly what happened... the top left bushing came out with the screw. How can I fix this?

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Put some duct tape on the jaws of a needle nose pliers. Carefully hold the grip bushing with the pliers and unscrew the grip screw. It should do the trick and not mess up the threads on the bushing.

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OK, that's got it. I was just about to resign to buying four more screws and bushings at Brownell's but I tried one more time () and it worked.

Thanks, you guys are the best.

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Just doin' our job Podna'.

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Get yourself some Loctite to put the bushing back in with, that will stop it from happening to you again.

Glad we (mostly CA357) could help you out.

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Get yourself some Loctite to put the bushing back in with, that will stop it from happening to you again.

Glad we (mostly CA357) could help you out.

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Use blue loctite. Red typically takes heat to get apart and if you use green....forget about it. Green holds cylinder sleeves in aluminum engines...it won't come out.
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I ordered some blue Loctite. Does anyone know where I can get some spare screws and bushings? They have them on Brownells, but the reviews said they were cheap. I also checked EGW. Thanks.

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I recently got two sets of thin bushings and screws from Brownell's. Both sets went in without a problem and both of them torqued down without a hitch. I did indeed use blue Loctite, I could not remember the color when I posted previously. *Props Spitty*

I have no complaints about the quality, fit or finish of my thin bushings and screws from Brownells.

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