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Big Game Hunting => Muzzleloader Hunting => Topic started by: curtdiesel on September 18, 2020, 09:24:14 AM

Title: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: curtdiesel on September 18, 2020, 09:24:14 AM
I lost the front screw from my front factory williams site on my Knight UltraLite MZ up in the high country this week.  Dumb Deadfall tripped me.  Where can I find a new screw in a hurry?  What size do I need to be looking for?  I still have the back screw from the front site and they are the same but I don't have a tool to measure it with.  I need to remount the site and check zero before next weekend now.  Ugh so annoying that I tripped.

Thanks,

Curt
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: huntnfmly on September 18, 2020, 09:27:16 AM
I have extras where are you located
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: buckfvr on September 18, 2020, 09:36:11 AM
I am having 0 luck locating m3 x 4 screw for front sight on Traditions/Williams sight, and its like pulling teeth to get help from anyone associated with the rifle.

New Strikerfire, tapered barrel.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: huntnfmly on September 18, 2020, 09:53:43 AM
Where are you located?
The ones I have are from my daughters knight muzzys not sure if they are the same.
I'll have to look to see if I can find them
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: curtdiesel on September 18, 2020, 09:59:30 AM
I am in Yakima County.  It would be great to be able to pick one up and go test my zero in the Wenatchee national forest this weekend so I know I am good for opening day.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: huntnfmly on September 18, 2020, 10:03:43 AM
Well crap I'm on the wetside
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: curtdiesel on September 18, 2020, 10:27:19 AM
Darn,

It looks like I need one of the screws in this kit:

https://www.muzzleloaders.com/product/knight-muzzleloader-barrel-screw-kit/

Probably the 6-48x. 160 size.  Hopefully I can find one locally someplace.  Can anyone verify that this is indeed the correct size?

Thanks,

Curt
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: Hilltop123 on September 18, 2020, 10:35:39 AM
The Ranch and Home in Ellensburg has a "gun screw selection" in their nut and bolt section. Give them a call, 509-925-6181
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: buckfvr on September 18, 2020, 10:36:30 AM
If you call them, they can verify against your serial number.

I have plenty of 6 - 48 and others, but nothing short enough for the front sight, you would have to try and hold it and cut it with dremmel or screw cutter.

Also, Im in n.e. kind of between Daisy and rice, up in the hills a ways.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: Sabotloader on September 18, 2020, 10:45:50 AM
Darn,

It looks like I need one of the screws in this kit:

https://www.muzzleloaders.com/product/knight-muzzleloader-barrel-screw-kit/

Probably the 6-48x. 160 size.  Hopefully I can find one locally someplace.  Can anyone verify that this is indeed the correct size?

Thanks,

Curt

They are 6x48 screws

Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: Stein on September 18, 2020, 10:49:07 AM
Tacoma Screw if there is one nearby.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: Slenk on September 18, 2020, 11:00:10 AM
Try Ace Hardware most of the stores have gun screws in their screw section.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: curtdiesel on September 18, 2020, 11:36:25 AM
Tacoma Screw was a bust but Ace Hardware has 6-48x 5/32 screws.  5/32 looks like 0.15625 only a couple thousands shorter than .160 so I should be in luck right?
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: Sabotloader on September 18, 2020, 12:28:07 PM
Tacoma Screw was a bust but Ace Hardware has 6-48x 5/32 screws.  5/32 looks like 0.15625 only a couple thousands shorter than .160 so I should be in luck right?

Certainly could work - you could always countersink the hole in the sight a little bit if you need more bite.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: huntnfmly on September 19, 2020, 04:14:24 PM
Pm sent
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: usmc74 on September 19, 2020, 08:48:02 PM
And a little loctite is your friend.
Title: Re: What size screw, where to find in a hurry?
Post by: Sabotloader on September 20, 2020, 07:34:28 AM
And a little loctite is your friend.

Good point - blue Lok-tite