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I am retarded!!!!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TrueGunNut, Dec 4, 2010.


  1. TrueGunNut

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    I just realized that the Loctite that I put on my 1911's grip screws was not the BLUE colored thread locker but Loctite brand super glue!.... I AM RETARDED. I bought a tiny thing of loctite at lowes and it was a blue container and I thought it was the same thing as thread locker.

    Am I screwed? I will say, the grip screws don't feel like they will ever come loose.
     

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    You may be screwed. Only thing I can think of is try heating them, not sure if you could get them hot enough. If you get it done, lets us know how it worked out.
    Or just never remove the grips again.
     
  4. Quack

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    hope you don't have an ambi-safety, because you would need to take the right side grip off for most of them.
     
  5. TrueGunNut

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    there is no ambi safety.

    I feel a little sick though....
     
  6. TrueGunNut

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    Again... I really don't plan on taking those grips off.... so....

    Should I try and take them off though..just to see if I CAN???
     
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    if anything the grip bushings would come out, then you could cut them off from the bottom side of the grip.
     
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    done that. heat.
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    part of your drunken gunsmithing :animlol:
     
  12. TrueGunNut

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    woodrowNC!!! hey! you have made the same mistake?? SO... I am NOT screwed?? I haven't destroyed my precious gun??

    Again..I really don't have any plans for taking these ed brown grips off unless the wood got chipped to hell and needed to be replaced...
     
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    more likely this.
     
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    Heat will work, but you may kill the grips in the process. The other option is the hope the bushings remove with the screws still glued to the threads. Then put a small set of vice grips on the bushings, put some heat to the backside of the grip/bushing and hope you have get it hot enough to remove the screws. Worse case scenario, you will be out a set of bushing......pretty inexpensive mistake.
     
  15. TrueGunNut

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    I don't understand this scenario. Would this ruin the gun if I took my allen wrench and unscrewed the bloody hell out of the grip screws until they came out along with the bushings?
     
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    Fingernail polish remover or anything with acetone removes superglue.
     
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    :rofl::rofl: good one.

    no, not grip screws. larger bolts at work. large enough that heat wouldn't affect things in a negative way. but the principles the same.
     
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    OK..i feel much better now!!!......... :faint:
     
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    Honestly, it sounds like you have totally F'd up your Brown. It's pretty worthless at this point. I will PM you my FFL's info and you can send it to me for uhhhh, proper disposal.
     
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    none of this answeres your original question.... am i retarded? :rofl:

    joking of course.