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The front bead on my Bronwing Gold Hunter 12 has broken and I'll I have left is the screw head. The screw is pretty tight and I don't want to foul the threads or the head. What is the easiest way to loosen the screw so I can replace the bead? My gun has the camo dura touch finish as well.
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That little screw head will twist off quicker than shift if you don't use some heat to soften up that green threadlocker that Browning uses......ask me how I know.
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If you have a soldering iron, putting the tip of the iron (once it's hot) against the screw and holding it there for a couple minutes will loosen up any locking compound. What we used first, was to use a chase chisel (engraving chisel) to cut a small slot in the top of the broken screw .... then apply the soldering iron. A small screw driver was used to turn out the screw using the slot we cut with a chase chisel. If that didn't work ... we had to drill it and try a small EZ out. We didn't use the EZ out first because if it broke off, it was too hard to drill out with the drill bits we had.
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