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Old 04-22-2019, 06:14 AM
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Since I didn't have a first pattern Woodsman, I purchased one at the recent Tulsa Gun Show. When I got home I noticed that the grip screw actually protrudes through the grips by about 1/16 inch. In looking at some Colt part listings, they indicate that the screw for first series Match Target grips was slightly longer than for the standard grips. If this is the case, I may have a screw for Match Target grips instead of standard. I don's want to order another screw only to get the same thing I already have, so my question is, are there different length grip screws?
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:24 PM
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I don's want to order another screw only to get the same thing I already have, so my question is, are there different length grip screws?

Yes there are different lengths.

The Pre Woodsman and 1st Series Target model have a grip screw that is 7/8" shaft length and is Blued.

The 1st Series "Bullseye" Match Target with Elephant Ear(E.E.) Wood Stocks has a longer 1 1/16" sometimes fitted to 1.00" shaft length, nickel plated.

The 1st Series "Bullseye" or Target models that has been fitted with Plastic Military Stocks would have the same (E.E.) 1 1/16" length shaft yet Blued in finish.

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Old 04-22-2019, 09:46 PM
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Thanks Tom,
The screw that I have is a blue 1 1/16. Guess I'll keep an eye out for a 7/8 version.
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Why not just shorten the one you have?
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:50 PM
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Why not just shorten the one you have?
Not a full length threaded screw.
There are a limited number of thread on the 1 1/16".
Cut to length and you will not be able to tighten it correctly.
However, if it is tightening the stocks correctly now, than the 1 1/16" screw can be shortened easily.
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:08 PM
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I found one online for four bucks which prevents me from messing up a screw someone down the road might need. Not that difficult to shorten it, but it's a bear to try and lengthen.
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