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    SAA Screws Loose

    I have a 2004 SAA that I shoot light loads in. I noticed that all of its screws are loose. Is this normal?

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    Crap, I've got a 2004 SAA also... guess I should check the screws.

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    I'm not sure Colt still uses them, but they did install small red nylon washers on most screws to prevent vibration from loosening them.

    These were so thin and close fitting they were considered to be "one time use" items that were to be replaced every time a screw was removed.

    My advice; buy a Brownell's Colt SAA Magna-Tip screwdriver set and check the screws often. If you have a good handle, just buy the bits:

    COLT SINGLE ACTION SCREWDRIVER | Brownells

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    The screws on SAAs will come loose over time. Thats why Ruger went with pins I believe

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    Loosen the screws until the underneath part of the screw head is exposed & put a small drop of blue loctite,finger nail polish will do the same thing on the bottom face of the screw head,when u screw it back in the loctite will spread on the flat part of the screw seat & lock it in place.DO NOT PUT IT ON THE THREADS OF THE SCREW & DO NOT USE THE RED LOCTITE,you'll never get the screw out w/the red w/out buggering the screw slots & even when using the blue make sure u have some well fitted screwdrivers.

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    Just tighten them up. you can buy the red plastic thingamajig that colt uses if you like but if you are one who takes them on and off often for cleaning then I would just tighten them.
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