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So... I guess I done messed things up pretty good...

 

Here is what has happened with my 1911. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

I purchased a Wilson Combat "slip on" magwell for my Kimber TLE custom II. The following occured while I was re-installing the grips.

  • It looks as though one of the bushings cross-threaded and would no longer accept the screw properly
  • When i tried to remove the screw, the bushing came out with it
  • While attempting to remove the bushing from the screw with needle nose pliers, I royally messed up the bushing

So now I have no bushing in the top right side of my gun, and thus no screw.

 

What do I do? Does a gun-smith need to install a new bushing?

 

Does anyone have a recommended gunsmith in the central NJ area I can bring this to?

 

Thanks.

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Buy a new bushing..Not sure if it is a press fit or screw in... midway and brownells sells bushings for 1911.

 

http://www.brownells.com/search/index.htm?k=1911+grip+bushing&ksubmit=y

 

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?userSearchQuery=1911+grip+bushing

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Mach16 --  You trying to shoot tomorrow?  OBRPC steel?  I'll bring a grip screw bushing if your in need -- 

 

As for fixing your gun --  I'm in Middlesex, go to Dunellen everyday -- I'm pretty sure I've got a few grip screw bushings to get you by till you can order replacements.

 

Let me know,  we can meet at my shop in Dunellen and get it fixed up --  Worst case is you need to order bushings and screws. 

 

I've never seen a press on bushing, but that doesn't mean they don't exists -- I'd have to take Tony's word for it and I believe he knows what he's looking at

 

Send me a PM with a phone # if you need help,  Jer

 

 

Tony posted a pic as I was typing...  looks like a threaded bushing that's been tacked

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I have some extra grip bushings from my Colt as well.  I stripped up one and bought a 4 pack.  

Threading it in was fairly easy. Threw some loctite on it and took it slow.  I'll be off Monday and Tuesday, let me know if you need one. 

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First off... wow... Thanks everyone for the help! I'm so glad I found NJGF last year, you guys all rock.

 

As for answering some questions...

 

I looked at the other bushings... I really cant tell if they're staked, but the empty hole and bushing I messed up are threaded. And I'm definitely sure that they're not welded.

 

Mach16 --  You trying to shoot tomorrow?  OBRPC steel?  I'll bring a grip screw bushing if your in need -- 

 

As for fixing your gun --  I'm in Middlesex, go to Dunellen everyday -- I'm pretty sure I've got a few grip screw bushings to get you by till you can order replacements.

 

Let me know,  we can meet at my shop in Dunellen and get it fixed up --  Worst case is you need to order bushings and screws. 

 

I've never seen a press on bushing, but that doesn't mean they don't exists -- I'd have to take Tony's word for it and I believe he knows what he's looking at

 

Send me a PM with a phone # if you need help,  Jer

 

 

Tony posted a pic as I was typing...  looks like a threaded bushing that's been tacked

 

I'm getting ready to head down to OBRPC now. I'll shoot you my contact info.

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