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Stripped sideplate screw!!!
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BumeStik
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November 17, 2022 - 4:20 pm
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Well, today I was going to completely take down and clean/polish the 15-2 I picked up last week. Got the barrel off, grip off, and low an behold, the top (1/4") sideplate screw is completely stripped out. As in, the head of the screw is as round as a bowling ball. Ugh.... Really coulda lived without that, but I guess that is what happens when you buy used guns sometimes. I already ordered new sideplate screws from EWK. Was really hoping to have her all cleaned up and ready to go today....

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See if you can tap in a tight fitting allen or torx bit in then unscrew it. It shouldn't be too hard to unscrew unless someone Locktited it.madfrown

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605Dart said
See if you can tap in a tight fitting allen or torx bit in then unscrew it. It shouldn't be too hard to unscrew unless someone Locktited it.madfrown

  

Ya, I started to, but I am gonna wait until I have the replacement in hand. I have a chance to go shoot at least twice next week, so I may take it out with some .38 Specials and see if it even fires. 

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How does the action work? With a Dan you can dry fire with the cylinder open. Does the firing pin pop out? Do the chambers line up with the barrel? If so, you should be good to go. Don't screw the grip screw in too far. If the hammer won't stay back in SA back the grip screw off. Never over tighten anything on a Dan. Barrel nut, grip screw and sideplate screws, snug but not tight. 

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Ole Dog said
How does the action work? With a Dan you can dry fire with the cylinder open. Does the firing pin pop out? Do the chambers line up with the barrel? If so, you should be good to go. Don't screw the grip screw in too far. If the hammer won't stay back in SA back the grip screw off. Never over tighten anything on a Dan. Barrel nut, grip screw and sideplate screws, snug but not tight. 

  

Action is actually really smooth, except for the DA trigger pull stack, that I know DW's have. Firing pin is popping when dry fired and the chambers seem, to my eye, to be perfectly centered. I think it will be okay, other than after all the handling of it today, some kind of lubricant started leaking out of the frame on to the trigger and the hammer. I think it may be pretty wet in there. 

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Use an ez out screw extractor... most local hardware stores will have them.

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rwsem said
Use an ez out screw extractor... most local hardware stores will have them.

  

Cool! I will look at them! Thanks for the tip! 

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