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Posted: 10/5/2004 5:31:44 PM EDT
None of the shops around here carry the AR grip screw, and it didn't come with First Samco grip I bought. I would like to get the gun togather tomorrow, so I was going to go to a hardware store and buy the screw. I need to know how long the screw is, and correct me if I'm wrong. I believe that the thread is 1/20. I wonder if harware stores carry allen head srew? hinking.gif

Thank you!!! jon
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:59:20 PM EDT
I've used a button head screw about 1" long and I believe the threads are 1/4 x 28.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:24:33 PM EDT
thanks a lot!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:39:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:57:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 8:00:06 PM EDT by Darkest2000]

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
I prefer using a hex head Allen bolt.


+1 they're SOOO much easier to screw in than a slotted screw, sometimes it drives me nuts because I can't get a slotted screw to start in the thread within the small space on the inside of the grip.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:28:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:09:59 PM EDT
thanks your guys info is great!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:18:25 AM EDT
thanks got the allen head screw for .39 at the store last night, and finshed intalling my new jewell trigger...thnaks again
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:48:01 AM EDT
I went to the Home Depot and they didn't have this screw in ANY set-up. They had "coarse threaded" screws, but just about NO "fine threaded" ones like these.........sighs, what to do?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 7:10:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 7:13:19 AM EDT by Doktor]
The official M&A USGI highly technical blueprinted grip attachifying screwdification device is:

o.a.l. : 1 + 3/16" (30.5892882 mm)
thread length: 1" (24.7653683738 mm)
cap diameter 13/32" (10.0000000007 mm)

(all this is a 52 year old eyeballing on a yardstick- hold the cr@p, soldier!)

It runs up into the lower with no real effort. Cabinet tip. Bright and shiny.

Send us $2 USC (disguise inside envelope well) and you'll get one in the mail... if you give us your address.

Hardware stores sell what sells. Go to a real hardware store (if you find one, let us know) or a machine shop/supply house and they might give you one (or sell you 500# of them, which is how we get 'em M&A Parts 527 Telser, Lake Zurich, Il, 60047
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:57:20 PM EDT
i just went to Ace hardware, I cant believe that home depot didn't have any...? The one from ace is an allen head also. Got it for .39 cents... what a dealhinggood luck...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:25:32 PM EDT

yeh home dpot is more of a "home improvement store" than a hardware store
ace does have a good selection of bolts/nuts both metric and standard thread,they're the closest thing to a real hardware store left, except for the last few mom & pop neighborhood stores
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:29:07 AM EDT
I hope you found a replacement screw.

I had to dig around to find the allen bit attachment for my 1/4" ratchet and extension bar (I didn't have a long T-handle Allen wrench) but it worked fine.

My pistol grip never comes off the lower receiver though.
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