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Aug 06, Removing grip screw bushings from ALUMINUM framed Springfields (and Colts) is sometimes a risky proposition. They are not Loctite'd, they are STAKED in two or four spots. Removing them without relieving the staked spots can damage the frame threads, since you are FORCING them out, and not just unscrewing shrubdrop.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins.

Feb 12, I've got a SpringfieldA1 frame that is being reborn into a weapon that I can love Anyhow, I'm trying to figure out how to remove the grip bushings. They are swaged from behind and refuse to budge. I know there has to be some reasonable way to remove these Can anyone help me out? Thanks, -Head. Aug 25, Does anyone know how to remove staked grip screw bushings on a ? It seems that the normal-width grip screw bushings on mine are staked, and I would like to switch to thin-width grip screw bushings.

I have the bushings, and the special tools to remove the bushings, but I can't make the staked ones shrubdrop.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Jan 23, so, like a dope i used a screwdriver instead of a bushing tool to remove the grip screw bushings on my at first i seemed justified - the first 3 came out with heat and pressure, no problem, with minimal damage to the bushings.

that last one, though, of course, will not budge. ive mangled but not totally beyond repair stripped the slot on the grip screw bushing and at this point am.

Dec 28, The easiest way to remove staked bushings is to use a pair of pliers that have a curved, serrated jaw. Factory installed bushings are not normally Loctited.

Brownell's collared screwdriver bit works well for installation, but not for removal of staked bushings.

Brownells has an oversized bushing kit tap and bushing set available.

Dec 30, 3, Posts. #2 Dec 29, None of my 5 (between 18 and 2 years old) are staked. I've replaced all kinds. All you need is a screwdriver. A bushing driver is better but a screwdriver will work if thats all you have. Should take you 1 min to remove one of the grips and check yours.

BTW - be careful screwing in the new ones. Stake your bushings the right way!