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Missing Front sight set screw


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Any one know the size and depth of the front sight set screw on the Tanfoglio limited, mine has come out, fortunately I didn't lost the sight, but need a new one or two just in case.  Searched the forums for the size and couldn't find any information.  

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Take the sight down to a local hardware outlet and try some.  You might end up with 100 but probably no more expensive than paying freight on one or twol

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I'm not sure the factory size, but it might be hard to find locally being surely metric. I would take your front sight to look for a set screw that works or if you can't find correct size. I would just thread it for a common sae size. 

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I know there is a hardwares store across the road , who keeps a ton of machine screws in stock , was just hoping somebody knew the size as I didn’t have to bin hunt the place, that’s all. 

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The Dawson sights use a much smaller set screw and they put it in a different location than factory. I love their sight but I do feel this is a poor design. As over time the sight tends to become loose. If they had just kept the factory size and location it would help hold it much better.

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12 hours ago, Oldhand said:

I know there is a hardwares store across the road , who keeps a ton of machine screws in stock , was just hoping somebody knew the size as I didn’t have to bin hunt the place, that’s all. 

 

It will take you 5 minutes, maybe only 2 if they have a good hardware store person. 

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Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man.

 

Not the same thing, obviously, but when I needed to find the proper length and spec screws to mount my Vortex Viper to my Glock MOS, Ace had exactly what I needed.  Saved me several shekels.

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True Value has it going on.  They even had machined bolts and screws from Brownells specific for Guns, scopes etc..  Found the alan plug that I needed, looks like a 4-40 by 1/8 picked up a few extra at a whooping 26 cents each. Yeah Buddy..

 

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Seems like I might have the opposite problem.  Used LimPro with a possible stripped screw. Just went to replace my front sight but can't seem to get that screw out. Sight will move back and forth a small amount but obviously something still in there that the allen wrench can't get a hold of.  Any tips or advice?

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Lost my Lim Pro front sight in a match.  Had to shoot two stages without it.  MIne is lock-tighted in now, with the permanent (I think red?) locktite.  It ain't going anywhere again without a torch.

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