I recently bought a nice paid of rosewood carved grips for my Trooper Mk II and am happy with them...except, The screw that came with them is the wrong size (too short) and the screw is "in the white" anyway and would look better if blue.
In surfing around trying to find a blued grip screw I'm not having much luck :((Midway, Brownell's). It seems as though semi auto grip screws can be found without much trouble, but does anyone know how I might locate one for my Trooper Mk III?
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April 10, 2009, 02:49 PM
You tried numrich yet?
e-gunparts.com or something
April 10, 2009, 02:56 PM
rosewood carved grips for my Trooper Mk II Doesn't sound like Colt factory grips.
In which case the screw could be anything.
Without knowing the size, thread pitch, length, etc. you are going to have a heck of a time ordering the right screw for them from anybody.
April 13, 2009, 01:21 PM
No they are not factory grips, however on comparison the bad screw is shorter than a factory screw and fortunately the factory grip screw works for the grips I have. The seller obviously sent the wrong screw (or maybe that's why he sold the grips I honestly don't know). I just don't want to be limited to 1 screw and would prefer blued.
I see that Numrich has a Grip Screw and Escutcheon Set, Universal. If the length seems OK would I have any problems using this? I need to measure the length I need.
April 13, 2009, 01:41 PM
It would depend.
If the Numrich escutcheon's are the same size as the ones in your grips, it would be a simple matter to change them.
If they are larger in diameter, you would have to enlarge the holes in the grips.
If they are smaller, you would have to glass-bed them in.
Another option, if the screw fits, might be to deepen the holes for the escutcheon's and set them slightly further down in the grips so the screw reaches.
Another option is to take the grips to a hardware store and see if you can find any type of screw with the same thread-pitch & size.
Then turn the head down in an electric drill with a file, and re-cut the screwdriver slot.
April 13, 2009, 01:49 PM
Thanks rc! You are a veritable fountain of useful.....never fail to impress me (I'll leave it to you to determine how much of a compliment that is!).
April 13, 2009, 02:00 PM
p.s. I'd probably have trouble re-cutting the screw slot. I wouldn't attempt a Dremel as that would booger it beyond hope. So how would you do this?