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Craftsmanship => Gun Building and Repair => Topic started by: Ole Scratch on November 16, 2020, 10:24:55 PM

Title: Thimble screw
Post by: Ole Scratch on November 16, 2020, 10:24:55 PM
I have an Investarms .50 cal rifle.  I need the screw that screws the thimble to the barrel.  Does anyone know what the screw size is for this rifle?  Thanks for any help><> ole scratch
Title: Re: Thimble screw
Post by: rollingb on November 16, 2020, 10:56:32 PM
I have an Investarms .50 cal rifle.  I need the screw that screws the thimble to the barrel.  Does anyone know what the screw size is for this rifle?  Thanks for any help><> ole scratch

I don't know what size the screw is offhand, but I'm sure it's metric.  :bl th up

If it were me,.... I'd take the screw out of the other thimble, and take it to my local hardware store to see if they can match it.  :bl th up
Title: Re: Thimble screw
Post by: Ole Scratch on November 16, 2020, 11:42:07 PM
I would do that but the other thimble is gone along with the screw.  I may go buy a few different sizes and see if one fits.  Thanks
Title: Re: Thimble screw
Post by: rollingb on November 17, 2020, 12:35:29 AM
I would do that but the other thimble is gone along with the screw.  I may go buy a few different sizes and see if one fits.  Thanks
:hairy

As a last resort, you could re-tap.  :bl th up
Title: Re: Thimble screw
Post by: PetahW on November 17, 2020, 12:21:46 PM
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TOTW has a plethora of screws to choose from:   https://www.trackofthewolf.com/list/Item.aspx/855/4

AFAIK, the Investarms/Lyman uses 6-48-x-1/8" screws.

A call to TOTW might verify the size.


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Title: Re: Thimble screw
Post by: rollingb on November 17, 2020, 04:25:47 PM
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TOTW has a plethora of screws to choose from:   https://www.trackofthewolf.com/list/Item.aspx/855/4

AFAIK, the Investarms/Lyman uses 6-48-x-1/8" screws.

A call to TOTW might verify the size.


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I'm pretty sure the screws for the Investarms/Lyman are metric, here's a link to the ramrod pipe (thimble) screws for the Italian made guns,....     https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/855/3/SCREW-3.5-.6MM-IA-ROD-PIPE  :bl th up  :bl th up
Title: Re: Thimble screw
Post by: Ole Scratch on November 17, 2020, 09:49:01 PM
Thank yall for the help.  Gonna order some.