Ace Hardware Gun Screw Thread Gauge

Cemetery21

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In our local store, they are on a shelf just down the aisle from the keys. Don't know if other stores are arranged the same. Also don't know if they have the gauge, but I'll look next time. I already keep a few gauges on the bench and in the shop.
 

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Here it is
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I remember being at a small hardware store in Flagstaff AZ back in 2015. I don't recall if it was an Ace or TruValue Hardware. I told the guy I was looking for some 8-40 Fillister head screws for my TC Encore forend. To my amazement he asked what length I needed. He proceeded to show me a rack of pullout bins in the fastener section. They were labeled gun screws and there must have been 6 or 8 drawers full of oddball screws in common gun sizes. They also had an enviable selection of small springs.
 

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When you are SOS and they can get you shooting until you get exactly what you need, all good in my book.
 

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Was meaning the screw gauge, it's stamped such.

In the picture, at the bottom of the label, it lists various countries where the items (screws etc.) are from. I'll shut-up now before I get too political.
 

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TWTate1966

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The Ace store I went to didn't have the thread gauge but did have a good assortment of screws even torx and Allen head, I was surprised to find blued gun screws at a small town Ace hardware.
 

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I live about 3 miles from our local Ace Hardware. They have gun screws, Even have some torque and Allen head screws for bases and rings. I think it is a lot who orders the screws, If someone working in the store is a shooter, It seems they have a better selection of gun screws.
 
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