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kalash
November 21, 2007, 10:43 PM
i think ive stripped the frame out where the grip bushings go on a 1960 colt 1911, is there any way for a gunsmith to repair the frame or is the colt shot?

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Texas Colt
November 21, 2007, 10:53 PM
kalash,

Do not despair... Go to Brownells website www.brownells.com. They sell an oversized bushing and tap set that will fix your problem. Their part number is 080-570-000.

kalash
November 21, 2007, 10:57 PM
so what happins when you strip the oversized bushing? im gussing your sol:barf: ive got a bad problem with playing dress up with different grips, im glad ive got alot of colts or id be changing the grips atleast 10 times a week lol.

The Bushmaster
November 22, 2007, 12:35 AM
Gunsmiths can fix that too. More then likely they will weld, machine, drill and tap a new threaded hole...For a price...

1911 guy
November 22, 2007, 06:46 AM
Have the new bushings properly staked when they are installed and don't over-torque the screws when putting new grips on. It may help to find a set you like and stick with them, to limit how much you tighten and loosen those screws. Once or twice a year is plenty.

HisSoldier
November 22, 2007, 12:37 PM
If you aren't mechanically inclined let a good gunsmith do it, you'll be pretty bummed out if you tap the hole for the oversize bushings at an angle. Request that loctite 2760 be used when he screws the cleaned oversize bushings into the cleaned and oversize tapped holes, before staking. I've only had one bushing come out, that on a new Kimber when I changed the grips. I cleaned all the holes and bushings and loctited them in place. You will need heat to overcome the loctite and remove them even without staking them. Just be careful to not get any into the inner threads, and wait a day before putting the grips on to make sure the screws don't get loctited in!

MICHAEL T
November 22, 2007, 12:48 PM
Learn to leave the pistol alone Have a gunsmith install your grips and then leave them alone.
You appear to me a danger to fine Colts. Maybe you should switch to a Taurus 1911 then be no loss if you ruin.

kalash
November 22, 2007, 09:08 PM
lol i dont know if i would call them fine colts, there all heavly used and carried often most of yall would probably be ashamed to carry such guns.

the particular colt thats stripped is millitary issue and has been hard chromed probably in the 50s-60s. shes a good gun and one heck of a tack driver. i usually carry it when me and my buddys have a cook out, its my "BBQ gun"

my newest colt is probably 25 years old or so and has about 6000 rounds that i know of through it and its hard to tell how manys been through it in the 20 or so years before i baught it. the barrel is almost smooth bored:evil: i use it for my .22 conversion when i descide to shoot it.

i love my .45s but i dont carry them as much as i used to, about 6 months ago i switched to a sig 226 and ive kinda fell in love with it because of the double action and the decocker, im not a fan of carrying one in the chamber of the 1911s.

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