Update to grips and screws/bushings; more problems

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    Update to grips and screws/bushings; more problems

    Thanks to everyone who gave me advice on my previous thread about my problem with screws/bushings and grips on my 1911. I tried to locktite the grip bushing in place today and noticed that the screw hole in the actual frame is stripped so it would not screw in correctly Is this an easy problem to fix if I take it to a smith?
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    Brownell's oversize tap and oversize bushings. Easy fix if you've ever tapped/threaded a hole before.

    Or you could just degrease the hole and bushing and set it in with Loc-Tite Stud & Bearing Mount.
    Even if the frame theads are stripped it will still stay in place with that loctite and will never come out unless you heat it up.
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    Already said above. An easy fix.
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    Thanks guys! Thanks for the links Superhouse. One question though, on the second link, I really don't understand what that is for or how you use it. Can somebody explain or give me a link where I can read about it? Sorry if these seem like dumb questions. I'm pretty new with the 1911's and am trying to learn. Thanks for everyones help!
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    The bushing staker is a widget designed to fit into the mag well to the bushings internal surface and when whacked with a hammer and a punch deform said surface in a controlled manner to secure the bushing where it wont back out ( assuming you dont go godzilla on the grip screws ) but can still be removed with the bushing screw tool , or a properly fitting screwdriver .
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