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Posted: 1/15/2006 12:29:08 PM EDT
What needs to be tab is the magazine cap on a mossberg 500. Would I just drill it with a drill or do I need s weird drill bit? I was thinking i could drill the hole slightly smaller then the screw and it would go in tightly.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:08:43 PM EDT
You have to make sure the drill bit is sized properly for the tap. Other than that, just a regular bit.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:27:34 PM EDT
what you mean sized
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:35:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 1:49:05 PM EDT
What is your tap size?
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:05:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 2:08:30 PM EDT by twonami]
you may need a tap wrench too.
tap drill chart
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:19:25 PM EDT
13th, drills are sized three different ways, fractional - 1/4" or # - #29 or a Letter - N. Using the link for drill bits twonami gave us ether find the right size in your own drill bits or as for that size at the store. And most taps should have the drill set on it.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:27:27 PM EDT
buy her dinner and be nice. Good luck.


Seriously.

1 the tap set should include size of drill bit to use.
2 be careful to start the tap, keep it straight as possible. for every turn clockwise,back off half a turn to clean out the threads you are cutting. (this keeps from stripping the metal or breaking the tap. )
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 2:37:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/15/2006 2:38:56 PM EDT by twonami]
Keep in mind that if it's really tough steel you might only be able to go a half or quarter turn at a time before you need to back out the tap. Be careful because the tap will snap very easily if you've never done this before.
Everyone snaps a tap sooner or later so don't get discouraged.
Use plenty of oil. Motor oil is a good lube for tapping threads.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:18:33 PM EDT
Now where could I get the tools for this? I'm gonna guess home depot.
I already took the barrel bolt off.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 3:55:07 PM EDT
I know Sears will definately have it but Home Depot should have this stuff too
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 5:59:19 PM EDT
Ok, In the directions from Uncle Mikes thing I got from wal-mart it says I need a No. 3 drill bit (.213) and a 1/4-28 tap.
This is what i found that home depot sells.

Only thing is it doesn't say the drill bit but that doesn't matter. I assume since it comes with the tap.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 6:59:36 PM EDT
If the tap and bit come as a set you'll be good to go, just keep them together for future use.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:37:06 PM EDT

From Sears.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:52:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MyakkaVice:
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From Sears.



That most likely cost more then 10 bucks.
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:26:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 11:27:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:05:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 1:07:01 PM EDT by 13thWarrior]
Ok, I taped both barrel nuts/screws on both my Mossberg 500 Barrels. I got the tap stuck a few times because I didn't have a good vise. The vise was on my step dads black and decker work mate which is made for wood I believe. They both came out perfectly. This is a really easy thing to do I got a Tap set a lowes. For and a drill bit that came with a tap for 43 dollars. I think anyone with a brain could do this.

Also thank you for the info.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:16:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 1:17:38 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By 13thWarrior:
Ok, I taped both barrel nuts/screws on both my Mossberg 500 Barrels. I got the tap stuck a few times because I didn't have a good vise. The vise was on my step dads black and decker work mate which is made for wood I believe. They both came out perfectly. This is a really easy thing to do I got a Tap set a lowes. For and a drill bit that came with a tap for 43 dollars. I think anyone with a brain could do this.

Also thank you for the info.


you need a real vise. Get the soft jaws. All available at your Home Depot
Congrats
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