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Old 10-23-2019, 11:04 AM
Bass477 Bass477 is offline
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Colt 1991a1 grips

I just bought a used 1991a1 and the grips appear to be riveted on, how much should I expect to pay a gunsmith to replace the rivets with screws
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:47 AM
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I just bought a used 1991a1 and the grips appear to be riveted on, how much should I expect to pay a gunsmith to replace the rivets with screws
Really?

Sort of hard to believe. Nowadays the Torx drive seems to be all the rage. Have you look under really good light and with some magnification?
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:32 PM
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Riveted?
Sounds like the previous owner REALLY LOVED those grips.


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Old 10-23-2019, 05:24 PM
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Can you give us a picture of those rivets??
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:26 PM
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Take a small drill bit and drill out the very center of the rivet then remove it. See if there are actual bushings in the frame or not. If not, that's still an easy fix as long as the frame holes are threaded. If they are threaded, just buy some bushings, apply a little blue thread locker, and install them into the frame and you are good to go. Would be a very easy project, no need for a gunsmith unless you need to retap the frame.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:34 PM
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I would tend to think they are torx or Allen button head screws rather than rivets.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:00 AM
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Hey OP, update???
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:02 PM
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If I was to guess, I would guess that the OP realized that the grip "rivets" were actually Allen/torx screws, and was able to remove them.
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