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Old October 8, 2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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Set screws

I need help finding two set screws. I need them for a civil War era rifle and I want them to be period correct. I need size 8- 32 and size 8-36. Length of each an vary around 1/8 “. These are needed to fill a hole and is visible. I’ m sure they should have the slot across the top to be correct. I tried locally, but they only have modern ones. The same with McMaster-Carr. I’m hoping someone here might have them. Thanks
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Old October 8, 2018, 07:18 PM   #2
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If you can't find them, make them. Get the right thread pitch screw, cut it off, dome the hear, and slot it with a slotting file.
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Old October 8, 2018, 09:53 PM   #3
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Aye.
If you can't find the "right" one, buy a longer 'modern' version (or actual headed screw with enough threaded length). Then cut it, slot it, and touch up the finish to match what you've got.
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Old October 9, 2018, 04:10 AM   #4
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What they said.
Kinda hard to imagine that Ace Hardware, or Fastenal don't have them.
We have a "surplus" store that carries a huge selection of hard to find bolts and such.
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Old October 9, 2018, 08:18 AM   #5
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"Plug screws" used to fill the holes where a scope base or sight would mount
are the right length and are slotted. Available in straight and "stop" style--
the stop style has a bit of a head so it won't screw in past flush.

Problem is that they come in 8-40, not 32 or 36. If all you are doing is plugging the holes, you could probable cheat the threads out to 8-40? Otherwise as suggested
you will have to make some.
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Old October 9, 2018, 08:37 AM   #6
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Set scews

http://setscrewmfg.com/stock-slotted-set-screws/
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Old October 10, 2018, 09:26 AM   #7
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I wanted to report my progress. My local Fastenal store was able to order them for me. Thanks to all.
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Old October 10, 2018, 10:24 AM   #8
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Fastenal was the first place I thought of too. We lost our local one and now it's a Grow Generation (for mary jane people). I bought a tub of grasshopper pesticide from them.
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