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Posted: 6/10/2003 4:10:31 PM EDT
I have a Bushy A2 and I can't figure out how to get the original A2 grip off.....The "screw" or whatever it is in the bottom looks weird and I don't know what it is....I know it sounds stupid but i'm stumped, does anyone know how to get this baby off? Thanks!
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:09:46 PM EDT
I tried the 7/64 allen wrench along with others but they didn't seem to work.....here is a pic. [img]http://realmoftherings.f2o.org/brandon/ar15.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:18:33 PM EDT
Torx?? or other similar design or stripped out hex screw. Can you get in there with needle nose vice grips maybe?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:21:40 PM EDT
Thats a allen head screw for sure . I have the same weapon . Mine took a 7/32 allen wrench. It's on there pretty tight .
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:22:28 PM EDT
Torx...best thing since sliced bread.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:27:06 PM EDT
Use 3/16" hex wrench. Eklind, with a t-handle, sold at ACE is great for this.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:39:58 PM EDT
It's just an A2 grip, about $4, cut it down to where you can get better access to the screw.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 5:47:25 PM EDT
You DO have a point there. Looks like the head is toast anyway. Bob
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:45:58 PM EDT
You could try a metric wrench in a similar size. Not sure what the size would be. I've also seen guys use a screw driver.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:58:31 PM EDT
Thank you notack for the idea to cut off the A2 grip it worked great. :) It ended up taking a 3/16" hex wrench, thanks Lazyshooter. Thank you everyone for your help, this Hogue grip is GREAT! I didn't really think a new grip would make such a difference, but damn what a great improvement. It feels awesome!
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:58:44 PM EDT
Lazyshooter has it right. It's a 1/4-28 X 1" long socket head cap screw. Use a 3/16" hex key (aka Allen wrench) to remove it. NOT 7/64", NOT 7/32". Not a Torx, Not a flat-bladed screwdriver. No big whoop, pretty simple stuff...
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 2:29:17 PM EDT
After you remove the grip, make sure you don't lose the detent and detent spring. They fit in the small hole on the grip and fit into the receiver to secure the safety switch. Not that I have ever lost one of these. [banghead]
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 11:29:35 AM EDT
Careful not to lose the small spring that fits down in the body of the grip.
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