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Racer
June 24, 2007, 11:56
I've lost the set screw that locks the front sight post on my L1A1 upper.

The info here on the boards says that its #8-36, not exactly Ace Hardware on the weekend type stuff.

I haven't been able to find it on the Brownells website.

Does anyone have a hint where I may be able to find one?

Thanks.

Racer

SIG552
June 24, 2007, 12:06
DSA sell L1A1 front sight posts with the set screw as a kit for $14.95. The pic on their website shows it differently but they are exactly the same as the standard L1A1 sight.

Good luck,

SIG552

bykerhd
June 24, 2007, 12:10
Check those nuts & bolts bins at your local hardware store.
That's where mine came from.
Dirt cheap that way. You can even afford a spare or two.

bykerhd
June 24, 2007, 12:11
They are Allen set screws by the way. Not "correct" but they work just fine.

hanko
June 24, 2007, 12:25
8-36 is not a common size. Gunparts guy, gun things, etc.

Sorry for my mistake in the earlier post

-hanko

gunhead
June 24, 2007, 20:56
Originally posted by hanko
8-32 is a very common size. Hardware store, HD/Loews, a good auto parts store.

-hanko

But he said its an 8-36 thread(?).
Is that a typo or is it a metric that is close?
My Fav is ACE hardware, they all sorts of screws but not sure about metrics?
GL.......
Rich

hanko
June 24, 2007, 21:50
Originally posted by gunhead


But he said its an 8-36 thread(?).
Is that a typo or is it a metric that is close?
My Fav is ACE hardware, they all sorts of screws but not sure about metrics?
GL.......
Rich
Thanks for letting me fix my screw up. 8-36 is a non-size, but you might find a close-enough metric equivalent until you find the real thing. I try to by small parts like this 2 or 3 at a time; they can walk/fly away:(

-hanko

bykerhd
June 24, 2007, 22:03
I'm not sure of the thread pitch off-hand. The 8-32, 8-36 thing got batted around a bit and created some confusion a few years back.
The FACT is that I BOUGHT the CORRECT thread machine screws in a local hardware store. It was a standard size that they stocked. Allen head type plug screw. Capitols for emphasis only.

Check it out or go pay a lot of money for the correct screw. Your choice.
I'm done.

gunhead
June 24, 2007, 22:11
You can always bring the matching part/Rifle into the hardware store & do a search of thier wares:D
Rich

Stoney
June 24, 2007, 22:30
its the same pitch as the screw that holds the rear sight.

Racer
June 25, 2007, 08:03
Thanks to all for your help!

The front sight locking set screw is indeed #8-36, not a common size indeed.

Moses came through with the goods.

Gunthings.com has a set screw that will fit.

Racer