Holy **** SA....

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by drewposi, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. drewposi

    drewposi New Member

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    So I would like to thank springfield armory for putting the ****tiest screws in my grips ever... Upon changing I had to drill 2 out because they are so soft... What a joke...
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    We have another member who had his front sight fly off after just a few rounds on a brandspanking new gun.

    I'll still probably end up with one though.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Dont worry, I have several spare screws & such when you get it :p:p
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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  5. drewposi

    drewposi New Member

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    Haha I love the gun just mad that they put freaking lock tight on the grip screw now I got to get new screws anyone got any suggestions on where to go? I was thinking ace hardware or home depot.. L dont feel like waiting a week to have my carry gun back in to carry mode.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Take the originals with you, and if they match up then go ahead. I'd personally buy some replacements from brownell's or midway, but like you said, that would take some time.

    I don't want to insult your intelligence, but you're aware of the consequences of using the wrong screws and stripping the holes right? Totally not fun, and your gun will be down for much longer than if you just order the application specific screws from somebody.
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ace probably has a better selection than HD. Look in the phone book for a fastener store. We have one that is up to their nuts in screws. Dont forget the gun shops or gun smiths.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    also be aware of the length, if they protrude into the magazine well, they could bind the magazine. i had this happen when i used regular grip screws with a set of thin grips. had to use the stock grips until my new shorter screws arrived.
     
  9. bartwatkins

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    That's strange...
    What SA model is it?
    I have an SA loaded and mine did not have lock tight on the grip screws. On the grip bushings (where they screw into the frame - yes) but not on the actual screws themselves.
     
  10. drewposi

    drewposi New Member

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    Champion operator. Would any basic colt grip screws be the same I can't seem to find any specs on them?
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yes, I get mine from Midway USA
    I keep at least 4 slotted & 4 hex head on hand- I never use "thin" grips
    Course I have at least one extra of every spring & pin too-
    Then theres the extra hammer, trigger, few pairs of grips :rolleyes:
     
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  12. drewposi

    drewposi New Member

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    Yea I just ordered 2 pairs from midway a hex and slotted stainless hopefully they work!
     
  13. alxltd1

    alxltd1 New Member

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    Agree, so here are the specs on standard grip screws:

    Grip screw type/designation:
    0.150 - 50 UNS - 2A

    Shaft diameter:
    .150

    Shaft length:
    .255

    Thread pitch:
    50 threads per inch.

    Head Diameter:
    .275

    Nomenclature:

    "50 UNS" = 50 threads per inch, Unified National Special thread profile.

    "2A" = The Class Fit, amount of tolerance or tolerance and allowance specified.
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Small "O" rings under the head of the screw will hold it tight enough.