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Old November 8, 2012, 09:33 PM   #1
Roshi
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Join Date: December 21, 2010
Location: Houston
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Grip frame screw stuck tight!

Got a new Pietta 1860 Army from Cabela's yesterday. Pretty pistol. In attempting to strip it down for cleaning I find the bottom grip frame screw is so tight I broke off a Brownell's bit.

I applied some heat with a soldering iron but it didn't help. I figured the mass of the frame was too much of a heat sink. Trying a mini torch was starting the wood to char.

Soaked it in penetrating oil and I will try again tomorrow. Next step will be to cover the wood with aluminum foil and try the mini torch again.

Any other ideas?
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