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HELP! I need 6-48 screws

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Generator, May 3, 2010.

  1. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    As many of you probably know, for absolutely no good reason, a lot of older guns and scope mounts were tapped for 6-48 size screws which you can't find outside of the gun-world.
    The side mount I bought for my Savage 6a had no screws, and the ones that were filling in the holes on the rifle are tiny.
    Rather than pay 10 bucks in shipping for a dollar worth of screws, does anyone know where to get some in Oregon or Washington, a GunSmith who would be willing to ship them for a few bucks.
    Thanks!
     
  2. mattt

    mattt Salem Or Member

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    have you tried a bolt and screw store like Fastenall, Tacoma Screw, Industrial Fasteners Inc? Dont know if any of those are around Bend though.
     
  3. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    We've only got stuff like ACE and HomeDepot around here, and the one store that might have gun screws is closed today.
     
  4. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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    6-48 screws aren't really used outside the shooting world, it is highly unlikely you will find them in a regular store or machine shop. Your best bet is to go to a local gunsmith or gun store and try and find them there.
     
  5. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    Shooter's Pro Shop at Nosler would probably have some they could spare you. When I was working there, they had a cup full of extra scope screws just laying around. Go see them, at the very worst they will charge you for them.
     
  6. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Brownells. I also got a 6-48 tap.
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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  8. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    I always forget about Nosler since they are in the high-end hunting side of shooting that I'm not.
    Thanks for the wake-up call. I'll be talking to them soon!
     
  9. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Hey generator I know it may be a bit of a trek outside Bend but there is a Fastenal in Redmond by the airport. I can't remember the street name but if you turn right at the light where Lowe's is it's down there on the right.
     
  10. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Not really sure but the 6-48 number seems to be in my mind from the RC car days. Not really sure but try a hobby shop they might have something.
     
  11. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Brownells sells a tray with all the set screws and scope mount screws you could need. most gun counters at sporting goods stores has one. They usually sell them for a buck or two, per screw. I don't know about Bend, but you might call a couple gunshops/gunsmiths.