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    stripped screws??

    Hello.
    got new grips for my 1911 but a few of the screw heads seem to be stripped out. Any suggestions?? HG

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    Trip to the hardware store

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmigremmie View Post
    Hello.
    got new grips for my 1911 but a few of the screw heads seem to be stripped out. Any suggestions?? HG
    What kind of screws are they? Slotted, Torx, Hex?

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    After I posted this it may sound like I was being a smart mouth but I meant it to be saying it would be my 1st choice if I didnt have any in a junk drawer.Also can try a local Graingers or Fastenal store.If they dont have it they can probably get it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skullfr View Post
    After I posted this it may sound like I was being a smart mouth but I meant it to be saying it would be my 1st choice if I didnt have any in a junk drawer.Also can try a local Graingers or Fastenal store.If they dont have it they can probably get it for you.
    I think what he's saying is that he got new screws for his gun, but one of the original screw heads is stripped and he's looking for info on how to get it out.

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    I'm thinking you have allen heads since they strip the easiest.If you have any torx bits,sometimes you can drive one in to grab if it isn't overtightened.It would be the T20 or T25,I can't recall which.If that won't work get a left hand drillbit.Just don't beat on the frame without a magwell filler,you can bend them,a couple good taps will usually set the bit in good.

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    Yea got a few allen heads that wont come out. Ok on the torx bits. Will try it and let ya know. Tnx. Hg

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    One of the pleasures of owning a real 1911 is the puzzle that is a detail strip.
    Of done correctly, the gun supplies you with all of the tools you need to do the job.
    One of these "tools" is the sear/disconnector/grip-safety spring, which is the "screwdriver" with which you may remove the grip screws...if they are slotted screws.
    If the grip screws have Allen or Phillips heads, you can't properly complete the puzzle the way Mr. Browning intended.

    Screw-slot design has no real effect upon holding power. It's the threads which do that job.
    So there's no penalty for using slotted-head grip screws.
    Except in terms of the puzzle, that is.

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    Update:
    Okay after deliberating some i got s metric set of allen wrenches. Walahhhh! Either they were metric or the metric ones fit the slightly rounded out heads enuff to get em out. But it worked!!!!! Im excited and my new punisher grips look baddd. Tnx for help. Hg

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