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    MKII Front sight hood screw thread?

    I recently aquired a 1905 Ross (today!) and it is missing one front sight hood screw.

    I'm assuming these aren't available from what I have seen, but please correct me if i'm wrong!

    If I was to attempt to make one... do any of you guys happen to know what thread they are? I have a machinist friend that may be able to do it.

    Thank you!

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    I find 5-40 works for the FS hood and also the sight base on the MkIII.

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    Anybody know of any front sight hoods and screws floating around? Missing hood and all screws for mk ii 3*

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    There are a few outfits that make screws to order, even small orders.
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    I sent him some 5-40 flat head slotted. I have remnants of a box of 100. The originals were oval head slotted i think but they do work. I'm guessing he got them but never heard back from him.

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    I chuck the 5-40s in a lathe and round the head slightly.

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    Good job. You can remove the galvanizing with a quick hydrochloric acid bath and then blue them by heating cherry red and dropping them in used motor oil. Perfect.


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