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Offline steve23918

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Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« on: March 31, 2020, 11:00:20 AM »
Good morning, I hope all are weathering the tough times we're dealing with and doing well.

I was wondering if anyone would know a current source for VZ grip black button head grip screws and o-rings?

I called VZ and they said they don't carry that size of o-rings and only sell the screws as a set included with the grips.

Thanks and stay safe,

Steve

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 06:01:09 PM »
If they are the same size as the regular grip screws, talk to Alex, the Rohrbaugh guy at Williams Gun Sights (two guys named Alex, so specify the Rohrbaugh expert).

They sell the grip screws for $5 a set, plus $15 for shipping.  They have both stainless and blued available.

Good news is if you buy more stuff, you only get stuck with one shipping charge.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 06:02:47 PM by MikeInTexas »

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 07:21:20 PM »
Mike:

Thanks for the suggestion I'll have to check with them to see.  Unfortunately that'll have to wait; they're shutdown till 4/13 due to CV.

Steve

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 09:08:12 PM »
If they are the same size as the regular grip screws, talk to Alex, the Rohrbaugh guy at Williams Gun Sights (two guys named Alex, so specify the Rohrbaugh expert).

They sell the grip screws for $5 a set, plus $15 for shipping.  They have both stainless and blued available.

Good news is if you buy more stuff, you only get stuck with one shipping charge.

+1.    + pm yankee2500.   He may have O Rings and screws.      Email him if possible?
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 09:14:57 PM by bamboobob »
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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 10:18:15 PM »
Thanks bamboobob; I sent yankee2500 a PM.

Steve

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 11:03:53 PM »
Yankee last active 2017
Send email through this site.
Look under members then   Y.
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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 11:03:28 AM »
Good idea bamboobob; I sent yankee2500 an email.

Thanks again,

Steve

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 05:38:38 PM »
If Eric (ECR) does not know size I can measure some.
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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 06:27:10 PM »
That would be great bamboobob. 
I know the black button screws are 3-48 (to match frame) but don't know the length of the threaded portion or have a clue on the size of the o-rings.

Thanks,

Steve

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2020, 09:34:20 PM »
If Eric (ECR) does not know size I can measure some.

Gosh, all I know of that screw at the moment is that it takes a 1/16" Allen to tighten & remove it.

I'll have to see if brother Karl remembers that size. I do have blueprints still, so I'll look through those also.

I'll get back to you guys asap.

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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2020, 10:13:07 PM »
O rings    thickness.045 Dia .163
Screws. Couuter sunk head dia  .208.     thread dia.096.   OAL .234

FLAT HEAD  dia .177.    Thread .097.  Oal.221
All probably from yankee2500

Other original extra screws ordered from Maria @ Rohrbaugh had counter sunk heads.
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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2020, 10:24:40 PM »
Not sure but think blue locktite is good.
Soldering pencil tip to heat to remove.
Read up on loose screws on this site to confirm.

Edit.      VZ may sell screws if you but something else.
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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2020, 09:40:42 AM »
Correct. I had contacted Loctite at the time when grip screws were "a chore" for most people, even me, to loosen them up without damaging them, the grips or the frame. Their technician mentioned it was an easy fix. . . . . Loctite turns to a liquid in the item you're working on around 300 degrees. Use a soldering gun with a pointed tip installed, put it onto the Allen screw head area for a few moments (3 - 5 seconds here) and the material turns to a liquid again and you can easily remove the screw. I love that whenever we contacted any vendor about an issue, they were always very helpful with their answers. It was a great industry for Karl & I. 
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Re: Source for Black Button Head Screws and O-Rings
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 12:19:19 PM »
Thanks bamboobob and Eric; great info which is much appreciated.

Steve