Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:51 PM
Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:13 PM
Posted 26 March 2006 - 12:23 PM
Yes, there are smaller diameter washers that were used on the grip bolts, both on Colt and WWII guns. Are they required? No, they are not. Some guns have them some don't. Sometimes the bolt lengths vary and they seem to have been used as shims on the rear pistol grips. I have also seen lock washers used on the front horizontal fore grips of WWII guns.
Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:30 AM
Nice that they stay in place or I'd lose them fer sure....
Don't know if they are original, though.
Posted 28 March 2006 - 01:23 PM
As GIjive said, some wood has them, some doesn't. The parts set I got recently had a washer in the rear grip but not one in the horizontal foregrip. I have seen them more commonly on the rear grip and once on a vertical foregrip. Most I have seen have been split washers. I don't know how much "locking" they do, but they are that configuration. So what you have in your bin probably came from the grips.