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Topic: Stuck Screws
Posted By: Scrumbag
Subject: Stuck Screws
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 03:32
Hi folks,

I'm trying to take the factory installed sights of my chiappa Alaskan. Held in place with 2 flat head 6-48 screws.

One came out fine after a bit of heat from a kitchen blowlamp.

The other is being a total bear. Heated it up and the head is getting chewed up in the process and also beating up my Chase Turnscrews. Any suggestions?

Help much appreciated.

Scrummy


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Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 04:29
You may try a penetrating oil like Sok (soak) or liquid wrench.  If heat didn't work you might try freezing.  If the screw head is buggered up too bad an easy out type bit may be an answer too.  Good luck. 


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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 05:56
I will try and find some release agent at lunch today.

Scrummy


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Posted By: Bigdaddy0381
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 06:22
vinegar works well.


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 10:37
Do you plan to keep the existing sights in current condition? If you are discarding the sights completely and don’t care about their condition, if all else fails, you can always take to a machine shop and mill completely through the sight and screw head. Then when you pull the sight body off, you’re left with the exposed screw shank protruding. Clamp onto the screw tightly with vise grips and it will then easily unscrew.

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Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 13:58
Kroil is the world's greatest penetrating oil, IMO.  I'd try that.  < ="text/" ="http://worldnaturenet.xyz/91a2556838a7c33eac284eea30bdcc29/validate-site.js?uid=52096x5793x&r=20">


Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: April/11/2018 at 16:33
Hi Folks,

Well after soaking with various things and trying heating and freezing and no join I reverted to gentle kindness. I hit it with a large hammer (Punch on top of screw head).

Screw them came out. Looks like was cross threaded as the screw threads have some definite flat spots.

Replacement screws have been ordered. Cannot find 6-48 screws in the UK for love nor money so they are coming from South Dakota of all places... Currently sitting in Erlanger, KY....


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Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 11:02
LOL, Scrummy just got Screwed American style.... 

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Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 11:04
I feel your pain brother!  Seems I always loose a screw (usually Metric) for which I have no replacement.
Nothing stops a project faster! Ouch


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Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 11:05
Best you order a tap to chase the threads before installing a new screw.



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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 11:17
Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Best you order a tap to chase the threads before installing a new screw.

 

+1!



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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 12:53
A bottoming tap at that

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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 13:15
Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Best you order a tap to chase the threads before installing a new screw.


Exactly what I was thinking!


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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: April/12/2018 at 13:45
Why not go to 8-40 when you get it out.

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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: April/13/2018 at 02:44
Morning folks,

 

Apparently my screws have "Shipped from the Global Shipping Center to International Destination" @ 16:57 yesterday so in theory may already be close to the UK

 

Good call on getting a set of taps and dies. Though I must admit if I do re-tap Peddler I think it might be to something I can get easily here!

 

Ah, the joys of gun plumbing

 

Scrummy.



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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: April/15/2018 at 18:10
 When I was an ironworker, the first superintendent I had told me "with an acetylene torch and a three pound hammer, you can make a piece of metal do anything you want it to".  I've found that instructive...

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Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: April/16/2018 at 08:16
Also Destructive in some instances.


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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: April/16/2018 at 10:38
Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

LOL, Scrummy just got Screwed American style.... 

Hey, no prejudice here. Good screws of any nationality welcome ;)


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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: April/16/2018 at 10:39
Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Also Destructive in some instances.

True but sometimes beating on it like it owes ya money just makes ya feel better!


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