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#6-48 Oval Head Screws.... like the Holy Grail!

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Splat

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I need just four oval head screws to get my two Fastfire red dots mounted atop my and my buddy's Ruger Mark II's. I had to shim them because the elevation adjustment bottomed out and we're still about 2" high. I cannot believe that no one but the gun places, Midway, Brownells, etc., carry them and they're overcharging. Not even McMaster has them! o_O Anyone know any manufactures or supply houses that sell them?
 

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Are you talking button head screws ?.
 

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he said oval, which I understand.
Similar to the screws they use for wall plates on sockets.
 

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Give these 2 a try. boltdepot.com and microfastners.com
 

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Most of the ones Brownells sells are high quality hardened screws. Don't try to use soft imports or the sight will just tear off.
 

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Got a good one here: blacksmithbolt.com
 

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Try this, saw what I thought your looking for. blacksmithbolt.com
 

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Make some.
Last year I made some (8-36, in this case) for an old Stevens double barrel.
It's not really hard. Turn, thread, swap ends and make the oval head. You can use a rod with a 6-48 hole that's tapped as a holder
last- cut the slot with a saw in the mill.
Oh, then rust blue.

I does take time, but, after all, this is a hobby.....
 

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You don't need an oval head.....a flat head will work. Just make sure it's an 82 degree taper.
 

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Dulltool, I thought about it but seems like overkill for just four screws. If I did go that rought I'd pro'lly make a bunch so I wouldn't have to do them again. Derf, I haven't found any 6-48 flat heads either except at the gun shops. I may just get one of those Pachmayr gun screw assortments from Amazon since I gotta get some Christmas gifts there anyway. At least I'll have them then.
 
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