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Rounded out Allen screw on adj. comb post.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Shooting Jack, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    Paul, if you have any valve grinding paste, I usually dip the wrench closest to the correct size and then insert it into the whole and most times it will come loose. If that doesn't work put a drop of gorilla glue in the whole and then insert the allen wrench. Let set over night and should bring it out. Jackie B.
     
  2. single stack

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    Tap in an "easy out". And turn out your allen screw.

    It's a reversed thread screw tool. With a tap and die end.

    They work on tapped bolts and screws when the head is rounded and/or broken off.

    They can be found in all sorts of sizes at any auto parts store.
     
  3. trim tab

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    Paul if you have a Home Depot, Lowes, Ace near you go and pick up what is called a Grabit Pro and removes damaged screws and bolts It is for screwsG 4-14 and bolts 3/16-5/16. Comes with three of them and put it in 3/8 drill and will take it right out. It is made for small screws, rods etc. It cose about $29 and has full directions. Basically it is set up like for a small eze out.

    Paul go to google and insert Alden Kit 8430P and will bring it up.
     
  4. Shooting Coach

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    I have had good luck using Torx bits for this. Tap one in, loosen screw.

    Screw may need to be screwed to inside of comb, as was posted.
     
  5. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Get a dremel cut off wheel--cut across the post then you can use a straight blade screw driver to loosen it

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  6. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    x2 for what Coach said...a Tork will bite enough to get a allen head set screw out..you just need to find the tightest one that will fit in the hole..for tough cases you can use the torx bit with the gorilla glue or epoxy and let sit overnight then screw it out
     
  7. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

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    Epoxy the allen wrench into the rounded out bolt recess. Twist it out the heat the bolt/epoxy/wrench over a flame and reclaim the wrench. Easy peasy.

    Pat
     
  8. Hivoltfl

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    Torx bit works great, gets my vote.


    Rick
     
  9. steele

    steele TS Member

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    From his "Subject", I assume he means the vertical post going into the stock, to adjust left/right, not the comb itself. How about it Paul? Different parts/places would dictate a different approach. Butch from Pgh
     
  10. Perazzi_MX8

    Perazzi_MX8 Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you do, don't let a qualified Gunsmith look at it.
     
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    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Perazzi MX8 I just loved that reply made my morning !
     
  12. Shooter R

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    Perazzi_MX8, that's funny! It's the same as "ask everybody but the manufacturer" about product concerns.
     
  13. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Lately, I have noticed that the tool for Perazzi comb screws is a tad underized.Adn that the set screw seems to become harder to come out than go in. I messed around with Allens till Ifound one that fit the slightly boogered set screw and now that problem is behind me.

    The answer to the next question is "I don't know"
     
  14. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I got up off my lazy rainy day tookus andfound my mag glass. So the response now to "I don't know" is Bondhous 5/32". Get one and keep it with your gun. Mine is in my gun tool box as the one I have in my Scattergun Stock is tyical 3/32"
     
  15. jbailey

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    Use a left hand drill bit about the size of the allen wrench you would use. Drill into the screw head and the screw will come right out. Nothing to it, like falling out of bed.

    Jeff
     
  16. Perazzi_MX8

    Perazzi_MX8 Well-Known Member

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    Paul, If someone lacks the mechanical skills to get out a messed up screw, then yes go to the Gunsmith. The fact that someone has to ask people here, is what makes me lean that way.
     
  17. whiz white

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    Tap in a Torx bit.
     
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