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Hi
Due to circumstances which I created, i have damaged the lower band on my type 99. I would like to replace it but the way things appear to be constructed (front band appears to be welded on) i may have trouble removing it. Will the band fit over the cap if i finish drilling out the screw. I know I made a mess of this but want to do it right to fix it.
I had a mangled screw head and in the process of trying to use an extractor created a crater. If possible plan to replace band and screw.
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Jay,

The front band isn’t coming off easy or without getting booger’d up...it’s welded.

I remember your post from April...I take it you tried to remove/replace your series 8 rear band screw pictured below?


Is there anyway to salvage the rear band and replace the screw? Those screws can be a pain. Maybe have a gunsmith look at it? Sorry to hear about your predicament.
 

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Yes a gunsmith would be an idea. I would need the threaded part drilled out. I know I cant do that without damaging it. Which is why I was going to replace it. Will have to order a screw and bring the whole mess by. I guess the band ain't coming off
 

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As an option and if there is any screw head left to work with, get some Kroil and hit it with a few drops a day for a few days with thread side up...let it creep into the threads. Warm up the band near the threads with a soldering iron and use an impact screwdriver with a good fitting hollow ground bit...regular screwdrivers tear up these old screw heads.




I’ve had success with a frozen rear tang screw using this method.
 

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Good idea. Away from home for a few days. Will try when I get home. Thanks man. This is what happens when your bored at 3am
 

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I think your welded band has a large cross pin. You have to drive that out before the band comes off. You can see it in your photo.
 

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Leave the front band where it is. Removal won't help this issue and the mid band usually will slip over the front ( sometimes inverted). That said the band looks ok in the photo. The kroil and impact is a good method. If that doesn't work then take a tapered punch and carefully dimple the center of the slot. Use two bits , small and then medium to create a hole in the screw head and use an easy out. If the hole and easy out match smack it tight in the created hole and carefully back out the screw.

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