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Ruger screw removal?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by phantomak47, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. phantomak47

    phantomak47 Member

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    I have a 22/45 and I want to swap out the factory front sight for a hiviz sight, but the problem is that the screw will not turn no matter how many times I have heated it up or ground screw drivers to fit the screw.


    I give up!!!!

    So I plan on taking it to a gunsmith to get the screw out. How much should I plan on spending to get this problem resolved? thanks
     
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Member

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    Have you broken screwdrivers or you just can't get the screw to turn?

    If the latter, do you have access to a drill press?

    Jim
     
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    Take a properly fitting screwdriver and smack the screw a couple three times with a hammer to break it loose. The short hex-bits work best, as they transfer more energy to the screw then a long plastic handled screwdriver.

    If you have access to a drill-press, chuck up the hex-bit and use the drill-press to hold down-pressure on the driver bit & keep it from slipping up out of the slot while you turn it with the chuck & key.

    If you haven't already buggered up the slot, that's what the gunsmith is going to charge you to do.

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  4. phantomak47

    phantomak47 Member

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    thanks for the help that was exactly the problem, it needed a whack with a hammer. Good thing I am getting some wheeler screw drivers for christmas!!!
     
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