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Old February 24, 2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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1860 Colt Army Shoulder Stock Screws

Greetings fellow black powder addicts:

I love the looks and functionality of my replica 1860 Colt Army. One thing bugs me though: the protruding screws that stick-out like sore thumbs on each side of the frame.
I never plan on using a shoulder stock, and am wondering if some one out there has addressed this issue, such as removing the srews and somehow plugging the holes in a pleasing fashion.
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Old February 24, 2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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1860 4th Screw Mod

Found these black plastic "Automotive Panel Fasteners" at local hardware store. Cut stem to fit and insert in screw hole.

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Old February 24, 2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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Personally I think the screws look better.
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Old February 24, 2011, 10:03 PM   #4
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That's funny! The screws never bothered me but the additional cut in the loading /capping gate gave me the same reaction. I'll just shoot it like it is.

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Old February 25, 2011, 09:50 AM   #5
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Take the screws out, chuck them by the threads in a cordless drill and turn the heads against a file or stone until they are nicely rounded.
Touch with cold blue and re-install.
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Old February 25, 2011, 12:53 PM   #6
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I like the plastic screw modification. It's nice and flat and only temporary.
But finding those same fasteners could be a chore.
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Old February 25, 2011, 02:21 PM   #7
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These fasteners are available virtually anywhere. I have seen them in Ace Hardware, True Value and Lowe’s. They are usually in the back of the store in slide out draws with other small parts. I believe these are designed for 13/64" holes. I bought them to be used as a temporary measure but have never taken them out. But I can take them out at any time and reinstall the original screws.

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