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file the longer one down.
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I'm barely qualified to sweep up after a machinist. Do I need a #8-40 TPI die to clean the threads after? Should I put the screw into the die at the length I want then file to the base of the die?
Someone must sell these - gun smiths don't grind custom screws every time they upgrade a receiver to #8
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b1g_bOre: you will find what you need on this link, also look for a screw gizzy at this same site. I made my own about a hundred years ago it seems. But now a days everybody just buys what they need. Hope the link works for you! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] On page 162 Brownell's they have what they call a screw holder gizzie part number #080-554-000. I can't hardly believe they get that kind of money for such a thing, oh well! You will find all kinds of screws, but it is not hard to shorten a screw with out having to chase the threads with a die. I took a flat piece of flat spring stock I had in the shop (scrap) and drilled and tapped various size holes in the #31, #28 and tapped the holes 6-48,8-40 then I took and old popsicle stick and glassed it on to the metal. Holding the stick in one hand and a screwdriver in the other run the screw to be shortened into the gizzy, use the screwdriver to turn the screw while you grind it on your grinder or disk sander. As you back out the screw you chase the threads at the same time. You have got to get that front screw short enough not to cause damage o your rifle barrel threads! If you don't when the barrel is removed the next time the burr on the barrel threads will wipe out the threads in the receiver (THIS IS A BAD THING)You will not like yourself when this happens! Many unpleasant words will be spoken, that are not good for young children or women to hear. Often there is a danger of flying objects too! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]