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Posted: 1/30/2006 3:01:17 PM EDT
What size is allen wrench nut inside pistol grip in BM for a new hogue grip
, also what screw size for replacement flat head screw.
Thanks in advance..................
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:47:28 PM EDT
mine is 3/16 hex head - cant say on the flat slot head. I prefer the hex head, so left it.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:27:59 PM EDT
+1
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:52:40 AM EDT
find a Colt or CMT dealer both sell the slotted screw. Personally I like the hex head screw better.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 8:09:37 AM EDT
The screw is 1" long - 1/4" -28 thread. I know because I was looking into replacing it as well.

What I did instead was hacksaw a groove accross the head, and half way down the Allen socket of the existing screw. This gives the option to use either type of driver.

Mine is a Bushmaster also, and the screw is (surprisingly) fairly hard. I used a flat screwdriver to tighten the screw and it did not strip the head.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:00:34 PM EDT
Keep in mind you're threading a STEEL screw into an ALUMINUM receiver. If you've worked on cars much, you know just how easy it is to strip out aluminum.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 9:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LOW2000:
Keep in mind you're threading a STEEL screw into an ALUMINUM receiver. If you've worked on cars much, you know just how easy it is to strip out aluminum.



Very good point to always keep in mind.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:12:09 PM EDT
Thats why someone invented a helicoil for thread repairs.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:35:39 PM EDT
I just use JB weld and some car wax.
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