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Old 04-21-2021, 08:36 PM
KingsPointer KingsPointer is offline
 
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Default 1903A3 Front Guard Screw Question

Hello all,

Picked up a seemingly original SG Remington 03A3 last weekend at TMP, but when I removed the front guard screw the tip broke off flush with the interior of the band and remained threaded. Any advice on how to persuade it out? I'd like to save the band if possible as blued Remington bands seem rather hard to come by...

Thanks,
Rhys
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Old 04-21-2021, 09:53 PM
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:59 AM
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Try drilling it out from the threaded side. The threads are in the right direction to back it out
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:14 AM
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Front barrel band screw? Tough to remove the screws, try to drill it out. Is the screw end hollow?
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:14 PM
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Front barrel band screw? Tough to remove the screws, try to drill it out. Is the screw end hollow?
Went ahead and drilled through the end of the screw. Now the only question is finding an extractor small enough to gain purchase on it.

On a separate but related note, does anyone know the pitch/thread measurements of said screw if using a tap becomes necessary?
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:18 PM
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Some bayonet band screws were swaged on the tip after installation. That's probably why yours broke off. When trying to remove the broken tip, I recommend that you try screwing it forward on through rather than trying to back it out.


Good Luck!


J.B.
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Old 04-23-2021, 03:40 PM
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Use a 6/40 tap from opposite side. That should work as an easy-out and be easier to find.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:32 PM
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To put a bow on things, I was finally able to chase the rest of the screw out with the suggested 6/40 tap, and the screw is finally able to seat in the rescued threads. Thanks for the excellent advice, everyone!

-Rhys
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