New Model Super Blackhawk Screws

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  1. Jack B.

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    Does anyone here know of or have any experience using Permatex Threadlocker Blue on New Model Super Blackhawk screws. Every time I take it out shooting the screws start to back out. After about 25 rounds I have to tighten them back up or I'm afraid they will back out all the way. My question is. Is using a little bit of Permatex on the screws going to hurt anything? Will the revolver function ok? I really don't like the idea of having to use something to keep the gun together. But I don't want to be chasing parts allover the place. Ideas?
     
  2. Steve in PA

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    What screw are you talking about? The only screw I have come loose if the one that holds the cover for the ejector rod. I do put a dab of blue loctite on this screw. No issues now.
     
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    Blue loctite should do do the trick. If you can find the stuff in the stick form (looks like a glue stick) it's easier to apply.
     
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    I used blue loctite on mine a few years ago and have not had to touch it since. Red would be a bad idea if you ever want to get them out but blue works for me.
     
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    All of them
     
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  9. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    This has been discussed several times recently.

    I brought it up a few months ago as my S&W 460 was "unscrewing".

    Use the purple as it is meant for smaller screws and is a lower strength.

    Blue works, but may need heat for disassembly.
     
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    Do you have some item numbers to go with red, blue, and purple. I’ve never seen the purple.
     
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    Sure do!
    24024 is the Item# for Purple.

    24200 is for Blue.

    19962 is for Red.

    The above is listed weakest to stronger.

    Low Strength, Medium Strength and Permanent Strength.
     
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    Or if you're feeling real brave go for loctite 690. They use that to retain bearings :evil:.

    To OP. The locite stick doesn't seem to be quite as strong as the liquid stuff. But it works very well. We use st ALL the time at work on small engine stuff . Even use it on grip screws so don't gotta over tighten them ,can leave them just snug and put some of the blue goo on it and forget about it. Little chlorine free break clean and a scrub brush will remove old loctite from the threads before re inserting.
     

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    Did you mean brake clean or break clean?
     
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    I had to order purple from midway. No hardware stores around me had it, including Lowe’s and Home Depot.
     
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    all my ruger single action revolver screws are blue loctited (even the pivot screws on my old models).

    murf
     
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    Gimme a brake I'm just a dumb mek-o-nic:rofl:
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'll try purple first.
     
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    I’m reading Spray Brake Cleaner! I’m just a dumb old diver.
     
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    None of the screws on my Blackhawk/Super Blackhawk have any thread locker on them...

    Have not had a problem in 30+ years, and I am not exactly firing powder-puff loads...
     
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