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Old 06-28-2021, 07:52 PM
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Action screws question for a 1407 & 54 MSR



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Greetings,

Looking for action screws for two rifles: 1407 and 54.18MSR.

I believe the 1407 is M6 x 0.75MM 38MM front / 57MM back.

Thank you in advance for the help.

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Old 06-28-2021, 08:24 PM
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https://www.mcmaster.com/metric-machine-screws/

Start here... This is a great place start looking.
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Contact J&P (RFC sponsor). Give him (Jim or Pete) the specs on the screws -- diameter, shaft length, etc. They will make them for you. Good guys. It won't be as cheap as McMaster or a hardware store, but it won't be hit or miss either.

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Old 06-28-2021, 09:10 PM
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Forgot about J&P. I have bought from J&P and their stuff is perfect and reasonably priced also..
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Reasonably priced?

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Forgot about J&P. I have bought from J&P and their stuff is perfect and reasonably priced also..
That's not what comes to my mind when someone charges $50 for two screws.

I buy them for about 80 cents each (ten pack shipped) and fit them for optimal engagement, which J&P can't do without the whole rifle

One does need a hacksaw and a file, and maybe a drill and vise if the head needs to be shaped...

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Old 06-30-2021, 09:12 AM
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Tom, you're just so dang practical... and handy.

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Old 07-01-2021, 08:46 AM
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thank you all for the feedback ...

McMater-Carr ended up working well for the 1407 at about $25 for the pair (including next day shipping) ..

back screw head needs slimming down as it extends above surface .. structurally O.K., just the looks are off.

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I suspect that J&P would not have cost much more and there would have been no need for slimming down the screw head and the aesthetics would have been right on. As I said, J&P may cost a bit more but they do it right. For the next time, maybe...

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Old 07-04-2021, 11:06 AM
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I suspect that J&P would not have cost much more and there would have been no need for slimming down the screw head and the aesthetics would have been right on. As I said, J&P may cost a bit more but they do it right. For the next time, maybe...

Doug
I agree with you, Doug, noting that I was ultra fussy/non compromising about my guns. The one passion that I fully indulged. Other areas of my life... Not so much, or it simply wasn't possible.
I guess it depends on a person's resources and talent, what value they put on their own time, but I'd pay the J+P fare to have a 100% product, with the right specs and a proper blue, both seen and not seen.

....Would oem been available from ISS??
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Jim and Pete are a class act. Lightning fast service and great to deal with. My only wish is that they had , when they started business, settled on Torx head rather than hex head screws; I so much prefer the Torx..
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Yep, Torx is the best. But the hex head screws are leagues ahead of slotted screws. It's the old story, economics on "ordinary" rifles (though I can't imagine the cost differential -- hex head vs slotted -- is all that much), or aesthetics as in "timed" screws in classic or custom. They may look nice (until they're buggered), but I'll take the functional advantage every time.

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Still not a fan of Torx but they beat the heck out of slots, J&P are super and few folks save a dime by the time they track down something close and then shorten and or reshape screws themselves.
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II see my post got deleted. Hmmmm.....
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II see my post got deleted. Hmmmm.....
Other than the post below, what else had you said on the topic in this relatively short thread (13 posts before this one)?

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Yes. A comp!ete post is missing.
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