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Old 03-30-2020, 12:10 AM
DaveAtFraud DaveAtFraud is offline
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A2 Grip Screw Question

I have a Dan Wesson A2. Apparently one of my grip screws worked its way out at my last range session. I tried to contact DW customer support and got as far as a tech asking for my mailing address. Then their office apparently got closed down due to corona virus.

So, I'll probably get another grip screw from DW once things get back to normal. That could be a long time. In the mean time, are the A2 grip screws interchangeable with other 1911s or, since the A2 is a rebuilt CZ, metric and just every so slightly not the same?

I'd hate to mess up the frame threads by doing a transplant that doesn't quite fit.

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Dave
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:14 AM
Leatherman-Cowboy Leatherman-Cowboy is offline
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Perhaps use some Elmer glue until you the new screws. Elmers is very easy to undo, and wont damage the metal.

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Old 03-30-2020, 06:06 AM
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They are all the same.

Except for the oversized ones that are made for when you screw up the original threads.

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Old 03-30-2020, 08:30 AM
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get a o ring from the hardware store, a thin break washer or a small dab of blue loctite.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:52 PM
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Both my A2's have a tiny, tiny dab of blue locktite with no issues so far. Standard 1911 screws will work.
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Old 03-30-2020, 03:01 PM
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Thanks all. I like the stock grips so a touch of locktite seems to be in order once I get a replacement. I'll probably just shoot my Remington R1 until the replacement gets here but may swap a screw.

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Dave
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:43 PM
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You can get a pack of rubber washers from Home Depot for a couple bucks that keeps the screws snugged up. I think they are the #60 washer in the plumbing isle.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:27 AM
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I have found #60 to sit proud on all grips I tried them on. McMaster-Carr packages a life-time supply (100) for about $7 bucks last time I looked. 70 Buna 1.5 X 3 IIRC.

I now just use the Challis system on all my 1911's....best there is for tackling screw issues.
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