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Old 12-04-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Trojan Bushing Replacements

In the process of exchanging grips on my Trojan 9MM with a friend in the States. I have three of the four bushings out. The 4th is very tight. Do any of you guys have a suggestion on how to get the GD thing out? I can use the thin grip bushing with the fatter grips but he needs all four of my bushings. May have to order him four bushings from STI.

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Old 12-10-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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trojan bushings

In converting my 45 acp Trojan 5.0 from thin to thick bushings, I was able to get all 4 of mine out with a correctly sized hollow ground screwdriver.

To avoid "buggering" up the bushings, I took another lister's tip of alternately tightening and loosening a tiny bit at a time. Eventually they came out intact.

best wishes,

Old 12-10-2004, 04:04 PM   #3
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Would have helped to heat the bushing to release the lock tight as well. I have a soldering gun and will heat the darn thing to get it out. Actually the thin bushion is OK for the thicker grips, just doesn't work in reverse. I have arrange to have new bushings sent to my friend in CO who I traded grips with. thanks for the reply and have a Merry Christmas
Old 09-23-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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Ha, I have the fix for this....


You can search my post on the 1911 forum Gunsmith section grip bushings the solution. Basically you need an easy out also called a screw extractor.

It's a bit that you slowly drill into the bushing the threads on it go the opposite of normal when it bites in it turns the bushing out. I got all 4 of my thing bushings out with no isses or frame thread damage. Worked like a charm I used a #2 easy out any hardware store should have them.

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