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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Default Where to buy screw for front site?

I have a 30-30 Handi, synthetic about 12 years old. I need a screw for the front site. The hole is smaller diameter than the back sites and need to be longer than the stock screw since I added a taller hornet site to go with the williams peep I put on the back.

I am guessing it will be 5/48 but not sure.

Who would carry such a thing? None of the gun shops around here do (sportsman's warehouse, Cabela's etc.) At least when I call them on the phone.
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Check your local Ace Hardware. Ours, in the screws section, has a "Guns Screws" variety box.
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Junior Doughty used to sell screws individually

when he passed, I read that his daughter was going to keep the business going....

the screw page wouldn't load for me, but a couple others did.

I may have to send an email to see if they are going out of the business.

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local gunsmith gifted me one I needed, long, I cut it to my length.

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Brownells sells screws and individual kits. http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...t-prod394.aspx
They are out of stock on some of the kits right now though.
Amazon carries some too. I bought a couple of different kits about 10 years ago and they have saved me some headaches on several occasions.
The Sportsman's Guide has some too for a decent price. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/prod...w-kit?a=691372

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Thanks, I will look into the suggestions.

I've tried the hardware store, some were near in size but not threads.
Also called several so called gunsmiths in town. Nada. Couldn't even tap out the hole for me.
It makes me wonder what gunsmiths do? How can stores sell guns and not do repairs or even know of someone who can? Are firearms the new disposable items like paper plates and computers?
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I'd bet it's a 3-56, but no guarantee, you can buy em on Amazon....

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if you are going to get a 'smith to clean out the threads and supply a screw, perhaps an extra $20 would get you a BIGGER BETTER screw sized hole and screw, giving you much more strength.

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