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Offline black85vette

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Need some 6-40 screws
« on: January 20, 2012, 09:20:59 AM »
Have a pistol project going and need some 6-40 screws in either flat or button head.  I have found them in gunsmith kits with lots of other screws but not separate.  Tried McMaster Carr but no luck.   Anyone have a source for odd ball screws?

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 10:06:44 AM »
Brownell's has them. They are 1" long but it is easier to shorten than lengthen.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=394/Product/FILLISTER-HEAD-SCREW-KIT

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 10:12:52 AM »
I'm assuming you only want to pay for 3-4 screws instead of buying a full package?

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Oxide-Alloy-Socket-Length/dp/B005DSAEW8

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 02:08:31 PM »
@WillieL - not looking for 3-4.  10-15 would have been perfect.  But I ordered the 100 from Amazon.  Can always use them for other projects.  Just have to keep a 6-40 tap on hand.  The vendor looks good.  I bookmarked their website.   www.smallparts.com

@75Plus - I had seen those but didn't want to order a 250 piece kit.   I tried most of the gunsmith sites first

Thanks for the help!! :thumbup:

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 02:25:01 PM »
You can buy "Refill" packets in any of the sizes that are in the whole assortment.

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 03:28:40 PM »
You can buy "Refill" packets in any of the sizes that are in the whole assortment.

Joe

Aha!  Saw the kit but missed the refill items.  That will be perfect.    :bow:

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 02:02:51 PM »
Already got my screws on the way, but found this web site and thought I would pass it on.   Looks like they have some odd sizes and you can order in small qty.

http://www.boltdepot.com/Socket_flat_head_Alloy_steel_black_oil_finish_6-40.aspx

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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 04:31:56 PM »
The only killer is the shipping.   :bugeye:
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Re: Need some 6-40 screws
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 04:48:47 PM »
The only killer is the shipping.   :bugeye:

Yeah, about $10 so you would not want to order just one screw.   :loco: