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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2019, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I recently got mt 3rd Williams target knob peep sight for my .30-30. I'd like to put a knob style lock screw on it like I have on the 2 others I have but I'm not having any luck finding one.


The one I got from Brownells is too long. The first I got first lock screw off eBay but I can't find one there now. The second one came with the lock screw. I'd like to get another so I don't have to use a screwdriver to adjust my sights. Anybody have any ideas on where to get one?


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https://williamsgunsight.com

Williams Gun Sight Company

Address: 7389 Lapeer Rd, Davison, MI 48423
Phone: (810) 653-2131
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You need the gib lock knob.

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I have one of those and it's not right. I'll add pix in my next post to show you what the problem is with the one Brownells sells...


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Part #61613 is the Williams part number which is what Brownell's sells, same as Buff Arms, perhaps they sent the wrong part.

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A quote from the Brownell's site for the Gib lock knob from the link Tim provided: "SPECS: Aluminum, black, anodized. Steel screws. This may require fitting by grinding the tip of the threads to fit some sights." It seems to me that they are aware that the shank is too long for some of the Foolproof sights and you need to grind it down shorter. Just a thought.

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I've been away for awhile dealing with a clusterf*** of a home repair project. It's still not done but it's far enough along for me to take a breather...



Here's a pic of the screws. The one on the left came from Brownells and the one on the right came in a target knob sight I got from the accessory barrel program awhile back. The one I got off Fleabay a few years back for my .45-70 is the same.



I bought it 4 or 5 years ago and I should have complained back then but instead, I just bought one from another source. Considering what they charged me for it, it shouldn't have to be modified. If I grind it down, I'm not sure how I would chase the threads to make sure it works properly. I don't have a die that small and I don't think my thread restorer file has a section that fine either... Anyway I probably won't try messing with it until my home repair project is done...



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With a fine mill file bevel the end of the screw after grinding it down or after filing it down. Trick will be holding the screw while you work on it. Pin vise or drill chuck holding the head might work but too much pressure on the screw will send it flying.
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I'd rather be able to buy the right screw but since I can't I'll probably cut the one I have down pretty soon and hope I can fix the end with a fine file...


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The guy selling them on eBay is back.



They're a bit spendy but way better than the one from Brownell's. I would have just cut down the one I have but the unthreaded section would stick through the locking ring. If I had access to a mini lathe, making a short spacer tube to go over it would have been an option. As it is there's no washers that would fit the space and still go over the screws...


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