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Old 02-16-2019, 04:02 PM   #1
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Grip Bushings?

Has anyone else had a problem with the bushings coming out?
Took them off to coat under them with trewax and 3 bushings came out.
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:56 PM   #2
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As long as the threads are all good, you can reinstall them using Loctite.
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Yeah, I planned to. I did notice that there were "O" rings under the screws. After I glue the bushings, I will try without them.
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The rubber o-rings act as lock washers to hold the grip screws in without over tightening them and damaging the bushings.
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...and the grips...
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The rubber o-rings act as lock washers to hold the grip screws in without over tightening them and damaging the bushings.
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Don't remove the o-rings
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The screws don't need to be THAT tight
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:37 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by DEVILDOG View Post
The screws don't need to be THAT tight


A while back the bushings on one of my Smiths came out when I removed the grip screw. I hadn't shot the gun in 25+ years. Could I have overtightened the screws that long ago? Or could there have been some contamination and oxidation that locked everything up? The latter is a more likely scenario, but without a time machine, there's no way to be certain. Ever since, I've started using anti-seize periodically on grip screws. I don't do it every time because it can be messy and some residual is always left behind on the threads.
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Good idea Rusty, will do.
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