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Oct 15, Removing staked grip bushing from Al frame. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 5 of 5 Posts. A. Allen Raiford Registered. Joined Apr 17, Posts. Discussion Starter #1 Oct 14, How do I remove a staked grip bushing from an aluminum frame w/o trashing the threads? 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. May 23, This gun has the grip bushings staked from the Colt factory.

If it was necessary, how is a staked grip bushing removed?

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Kuhnhausen talks about over-size replacements by drill but not removing staked bushings. Others talk about using a Dremel with a 1/8 inch ball to carefully grind away the staked material from underneath and inside the mag well. 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, stump grinder coventry, 37135 Nolensville TN 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 budge. Jun 27, When you get your Challis tool, try puting some thin cutting fluid on the staked bushing.

Use the tool to turn the bushing back & forth. if the bushing was staked into those pockets it MIGHT use those pocket sides to move the bushing material back to its original shape enough that it. Apr 09, The grip bushing threads on my Pro Carry ll were poorly done. Best just to bite the bullet and pony up the money for the tap and oversize bushings rather than put this money towards a removal tool.

The two stripped holes that I repaired with the oversize bushings haven't given me any problems since. And that was a long time and many rounds ago. 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!