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Nick B 01-18-2012 07:22 PM

Help With My .22 Colt Diamondback
 
Yea it's a Colt but I gotta start somewhere . I lost the female threaded brass bushing out of the right hand side wood grip . The screw will still tighten up the grips but the empty hole looks ugly . Anybody have one or know where I can get one ? I bought this gun new back in the early 80's and it's just a great shooting pistol .
Thanks in advance,
Nick

s&wchad 01-18-2012 08:00 PM

I'm surprised it tightens down and didnít know they made any out of brass. The only ones Iíve seen are blued steel. Are you sure the threaded escutcheon isn't just sunk into the grip panel and covered with gunk?

FYI, they used several size screw/escutcheons. At least on the ones I've owned, the larger target type stocks use a smaller screw than the service stocks on the 2-1/2" guns.


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Oldherkpilot 01-18-2012 08:13 PM

Try these folks: Jack First Gunshop - First in Gun Parts - Rapid City, South Dakota They probably have it, but if they don't, they note your request on a post card and when they get the part, they send the post card out. We have gotten several hard-to-find parts from them.
I feel your pain--my first revolver was a .22 Diamondback, at the ripe old age of 17! I plunked down $197 of my own money and it will be the last to go (apologies to the S&W Forum!) Good luck!

310Pilot 01-18-2012 08:37 PM

Call Colt, they still support the Diamondback in house. They might send you the part, but will probably ask you to send the grips in for them to install, if they have the part. Certainly worth a try.

Nick B 01-18-2012 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by s&wchad (Post 136298120)
I'm surprised it tightens down and didnít know they made any out of brass. The only ones Iíve seen are blued steel. Are you sure the threaded escutcheon isn't just sunk into the grip panel and covered with gunk?

FYI, they used several size screw/escutcheons. At least on the ones I've owned, the larger target type stocks use a smaller screw than the service stocks on the 2-1/2" guns.


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...d/000_0925.jpg
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DUH !!! You're right . It's just sunk down in the wood . Talk about feeling dumb . Get your glasses out Nick !
Thanks guys .

s&wchad 01-18-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Nick B (Post 136298254)
DUH !!! You're right . It's just sunk down in the wood . Talk about feeling dumb . Get your glasses out Nick !
Thanks guys .

Glad to help! The wood may be damaged at the base of the exscutcheon hole. Remove the grip and check the back side. If they were mine, I'd thread the screw in and gently ease the escutcheon out. I'd then build up the area below with some wood putty or epoxy, reseat the escutcheon to the correct depth and let it dry before tightening.

In the future, be more gentle with the screwdriver! ;)

climbcut25 01-30-2012 07:13 PM

You do realize that this is a Smith forum... And with the damage on those stocks... I feel that it is only fair, as a punitive measure... You sell me one of those. Simply stunning!


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