New Grips for Kimber but...

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by bleak23, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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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. :mad:
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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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.
     

  3. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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    That's exactly what happened... the top left bushing came out with the screw. How can I fix this?
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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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.
     
  5. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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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 :)mad:) and it worked.

    Thanks, you guys are the best. :)
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    Just doin' our job Podna'. ;)
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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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.

    JD
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member

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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.
     
  9. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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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.
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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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.

    JD