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Posted by Charlie Brooks on May 2, 2021, 2:12 pm, in reply to "Here’s a picture
Will,your problem is not unique to your separate gun.Many of us that shoot these guns much have had this problem.First I would soak this broken off screw for a few days with Kroil or something like it.Then use a transfer punch the correct size of your exiting hole to punch mark the center of the screw.Buy a lefthand splitpoint drill a little smaller than the double depth of the screw.When you drill this on a drill press turning backwards the drill will many times grab and spin right out without any damage to your existng threads in your gun.The worst case would be that you drill all the way thru the screw,In this case it will work well to soak it some more with Kroil.Then try an easyout the right size.This has worked well for me.The screwa are often available from Numerich Arms.As far as keeping the screws from coming loose..Clean the bottom face of the new screw and the hammer screw face on the hammer.Then aply a small amount of Locktite to the bottom surface of the screw keeping the Locktite away or off the threads..This will let you get the screw loose and out if you need to .Good luck on your project. Charlie. 410-756-2095 PS. Ace hardware in this area now has a special box of common gun screws.They might have a screw close to what you need that will get you by.