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HELP! Where to get Rem. 700 trigger adjustment screws

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Diggler, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. Diggler

    Diggler Member

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    I was adjusting the trigger on a new Rem. 700, and they were really cemented in. After backing out the overtravel screw, the notch rounded out so that I can't use it. All I need is a replacement set screw of that length (fine thread, I believe) and Remington won't send me one because "Your gun is dangerous, don't touch it, send it back to the factory ASAP!!!" :cuss: Please, just send me the $.10 set screw!!

    Does anyone know where I can look to find this set screw? I checked some auto parts stores, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. but all they have is coarse threads.

    Thanks!
     
  2. rcmodel

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    You would have to know what thread it is, but most any hardware store has metal drawers full of various Allen head & slotted set-screws in fine, course, metric, etc., in a wide range of diameters.
    You might find something that will fit.

    Or, you might not.
    It may be a special gun thread Reminton uses to keep people from messing with the trigger adjustments.

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  3. wolf_from_wv

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    Brownells?

    What size is it?
     
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    Try Brownells. They have a websight.
     
  6. Diggler

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    It's a smaller "40" pitch thread. I found a screw that fits in my assorted bolts bin, but it's brass and won't hold up.

    I guess I'll just get a steel screw of the correct pitch, cut it off at the correct length and slot it for a screwdriver. Bear season is next Monday.

    I think I'll buy one of those gunsmith cap/set screw kits. Seems like you need this stuff all at the last minute.
     
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  7. Grayrock

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    Did you get this fixed? I backed out that same screw and I think a spring inside sproinged into the threaded hole. Now the screw will not go back in as far as it used to. Any idea what to do?
     
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