Change grips

TRfromMT

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Also, if this is the first time out for them, (looking down on top of the knife) the ones on the right side should not have locktite, and the left side are locktighted into the studs. Hold the left side fixed and back out the right side. This should keep the fasteners from rotating in the tang holes and possibly galling up.

EDIT - I indawire beat me to it
 

91bravo

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The pins are frequently quite tight and often need to be tapped out with a small punch

The pins are tight indeed. When I took my hardware off to sandblast them, not only were the pins tight in the knife, but they were also tight in the handles as well. I've never assembled another fixed blade that fits as precise as a CPK. This is good to me, no slop, and the handle slabs line up perfectly with the contours of the handle.
 

Hard Knocks

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Hold the signature side and unscrew from the LA side. Thanks to Casinostocks for telling me how, I’m just passing it along.

Hold the left side fixed and back out the right side. This should keep the fasteners from rotating in the tang holes and possibly galling up.


Let's just stress the bolded points one more time. Don't let the 'Carothers' side screw heads spin.
 
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