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Old October 19, 2018, 16:57   #1
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popsicle stick screw

I am going to the hardware store too look for one of these. What size do I look for? Thanks!
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Old October 19, 2018, 19:26   #2
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Not exactly a hardware store part.

There is a list of threads and more data in Gunsmithing, but I just use the ones that came in my parts kits or out of old acquisitions. Never hardware shop for gun parts....
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Old October 19, 2018, 19:29   #3
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#8x36, lense head, v neck, slotted.

Good luck with that.

https://arizonaresponsesystems.com/p...rew-wood-grip/
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Old October 19, 2018, 20:35   #4
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GP, I thought I had us a source for these, but they only told me that they had a 9/16" length. I said, "Oh, well, order them and I'll cut them down." I waited for 4 weeks and when they did not come in, I went back down there and was told the guy was wrong. Not available. ....even though they showed them available. Sad.


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Old October 20, 2018, 07:17   #5
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Thank you for the info and the quick replies. I appreciate it.
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Old October 20, 2018, 09:27   #6
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I even went to a screw maker, and he refused to bid the job because it's NSF and common as dirt. I offered him $100 to find me a source anywhere in the world and he never responded. I went on to contact every company in Phoenix advertising a swiss screw machine and nobody will respond or give me a quote.

It is the same thread as a rear sight screw, so that can be turned into one.
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Old October 24, 2018, 08:30   #7
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Gunplumber sent me a popsicle stick when I bought some L1A1 wood from him.


I didn't use the wood stick(didn't have the metal grip piece)...but just installed my plastic trigger guard stick on the walnut grip. The screw was an issue! I dug around my bolt and screw drawers until I found a screw that fit the threads then just chucked it in a drill press and created the proper shape head with files. All I can tell you about the screw I used is that it wasn't metric thread and was likely from a John Deere tractor instrument panel.


My home made screw is Phillips head...but someday I will find a slotted head screw the right size and manufacture a new one.
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Ragnarok I did the same. Found a phillips head screw in a junk drawer that fit like a glove, reshaped the head with a file and cut a slot in it with my dremel. It's a little weird looking but works like a charm. There is more than one way to skin a cat! Plus it saved me a trip to the hardware store

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My old 2008 Brownells catalog has 8-36X1" fillister head screws stock # 080-050-836AA as part of a screw kit. Can't find it as a separate part. With these, only the head may need to be shaped into the correct oval head.
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My old 2008 Brownells catalog has 8-36X1" fillister head screws stock # 080-050-836AA as part of a screw kit. Can't find it as a separate part. With these, only the head may need to be shaped into the correct oval head.
Yes, I bought a box of those way back to use for sling mount screws. It's got more of a cheese head, which can be flattened to match the sling mount. But the head diameter is too small for the grip plate.
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GP, now I'm being told I can get a "#8-36 tpi X 9/16" long oval head slotted machine screw" in stainless steel if I order a box of 1000 pcs. Ugh......why can't they sell me less than 1000 screws?


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