View Full Version : 1911 Grip Bushing Removal

02-25-2007, 10:12 PM
I need to replace my grip bushings on my Springfield 1911 Loaded. I have a set of slimline grips to install, with the appropriate hardware.

Are the bushings staked or do I just need to warm them up with a heat gun to loosen up the Loctite (that I'm assuming is applied)?


02-25-2007, 10:22 PM
Naw, not staked. Not even sure if its loctited. They should just unscrew.

02-25-2007, 11:46 PM
Usually the bushings are either lock-tite in place, or are screwed in then expanded slightly to hold them down. Use a wrench with a large bladed screwdriver head and gently unscrew them. You'll be fine.

02-26-2007, 12:27 AM
Heh, so I jacked one of the bushings. . .gonna see if I can throw it in a vise and back 'er out. The other three went fine. . .applied some heat, just to be safe.

ETA: Threw it in the vice and got it out. . .though I'm not too happy about that. Bottom thread of the OEM bushing didn't look so hot. . the new bushing went in with just a bit more elbow grease than the others.

Well, I plan to keep them slimline, so I'm not too worried about the frame. If I ever get the finish redone, I'll have them look at it.