Weatherby PA-459 puzzle

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Jubjub, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Jubjub

    Jubjub Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    I recently purchased a Weatherby PA-459 12 gauge pump. I've shot it a few times and done some tinkering, and have it set up so that it suits me pretty well.

    The gun comes with a short length of rail mounted ahead of the ghost ring sight. I have no plans to mount anything on the rail, so I removed it.

    Here's where the puzzle arises. I'd like to plug the holes, but I'm not sure what size the screws are. They look like 8-40, and an 8-40 screw will start. It won't screw in, though. The receiver is aluminum, and I don't want to risk buggering up the threads. These guns are made in Turkey, and I fear they might be using some metric size.

    Does anyone know for sure what size screws these are? An email to Weatherby customer service went unanswered. They do list a set of screws in their parts list. I could buy a set, cut off the heads and slot them, but if it's a size I can buy locally, it would be so much simpler.
  2. cdb1

    cdb1 Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Justin, TX
    Weatherby customer service people are very good. Call them, if they don’t know the answer they’ll find it and call you back.
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