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8-40 Flat head screw

Discussion in 'Parts & Accessories Wanted' started by JCINGLE, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. JCINGLE

    JCINGLE Beaverton New Member

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    I know. For a mere $37 bucks I can get an assortment of hardware from Midway that includes this size, but I only need one to fix a shot gun I inherited so I can get rid of it.
     
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    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Try ACE hardware on either Cedar Hills and Millikan or 185th and TV Hwy. I think that one is actually closer to Alexander. Ace usually has a good selection of hardware.
     
  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I tried Ace in Scappoose this morning for what I presume is a 6-40. They only had 4-40s and below and standard 6/32, 8/32s etc and above. If you find one, let me know pls :) .

    Keith
     
  4. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma Screw Products, out Columbia Blvd at about 45th or so (give or take a mile), north side the street. If its a fastener, they have it. One other place, likely a lot closer to the West Hills, is West Marine Products.. they've a rather wide and esoteric assortment of fasteners, many in Marine grade brass,, bronze, and stainless. That 40 pitch is a fine, perhaps even a superfine. An industrial supply place (like Ken Humke used to be, but I don't know the "landscape" round the Portland area any more, been away too long) might also supply. There is also the big nut and bolt place in Vancouver, the old downtown part just across the I-5 bridge... perhaps its called Vancouver Nut and Bolt? Roughly take Mill Plane west, not too far from the freeway, on some small side street,. Again, phone book. One of these places may well be willing to actually ship you one..... but it will be rather dear for one screw, minimum sale, credit card, and all that nonsense. Home Cheapo, Ace, etc, are unlikely places. You need a more specialised array of fasteners. If nothing works, perhaps someone could make a stop for you, pop it into an envelope, and post it...... I don't forsee being anywhere near any of those sorts of places in the next week or so....
    oh, one other idea, try a local small time gunsmith...... guns seem to use the oddball fasteners, typically the fine and ultra fine pitches.

    so, what sort of shotgun is it? A ten bore by any stroke of luck? I'm on the hunt for one.....
     
  5. JCINGLE

    JCINGLE Beaverton New Member

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    Thanks for the leads. I've been down the hardware store path and had the same experience. I'll be calling these places over the next couple of days and see what they can provide.

    As for the shotgun, nothing that exotic or valuable. It's a S&W 916A riot gun, which my father in law/ FFL /dealer describes as a POS. But I inherited it and am just trying to clean it up and get it functioning so I can sell it or trade it off. One alternative is to "buy" a complete used trigger assmbly, but those are posted at about $100 on the web. The other alternative is to part this out. I'm in no hurry(yet) so I'll keep looking.
     
  6. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    True Value has better selection of hardware than ACE, in my opinion. The one here in Vancouver had some yesterday when I was in there. Want me to grab you some and drop them in the mail? How long do they need to be? Let me know as I'm happy to help!
     
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    Box13 Beavercreek Member

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    Winks hardware in se portland should have something ,you might have to cut it for length...and numrich gunparts might have the exact part you want...Robin
     
  8. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I have a brownells screw assortment fillister heads. it does not list a 8-40 , it does list a 8-36 and 8-32 or 6-40 I will give you one if I have one that fits. I forgot to add that I have blank non threaded screws if you have a die.
    Earl