Deadbolt Removal Attempt

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Old 01-30-16, 09:43 AM
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Deadbolt Removal Attempt

So, as the title suggests, I am trying to remove this (pictures below) deadbolt. I hate to sound clueless, but I am at a complete loss as to why there are screw holes but no screws and have been unable thus far to determine what exactly I'm supposed to do to get this thing out. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 01-30-16, 09:59 AM
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Welcome to the best DIY forum on the Internet!

Are you SURE there are no screws? I downloaded and then enlarged the picture from the inside and I see where someone has had quite a time trying to remove this thing. I also see that what looks like through-holes MAY be hollow screws that require a screwdriver of a certain blade width to engage the slots across from each other, spanning the through-hole.

I may be completely wrong.
 
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Old 01-30-16, 10:37 AM
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You are absolutely right, and I am an easily fooled moron, xD. Thank you so much.
 
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Old 01-30-16, 11:26 AM
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Don't beat yourself up, it is something easily overlooked.
 
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Old 01-30-16, 02:09 PM
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Good observation, Furd. Kwikset has used this method for many years now. Qatsi, you are no moron; many folks have posted the same question here. It's counter-intuitive to think that a screw screws into another screw.
 
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Old 01-30-16, 04:12 PM
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I'm used to the "screw within a screw" technique from working on electrical control pushbuttons.
 
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