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 Post subject: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:43 pm 
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hi, i have a question for all sight buffs,
i have a rawson aperture sight with the "tru-vu" peep its a real eyecatcher it is mounted on my 2a1 but my problem is the screw what holds the elevation post to the mount plate is one i found in my junk box and its a philips head (arggggg butt ugly,) i need a source to get a correct screw (i'm not fussed about it being original a repo would be as good ) but that philips has gotta go.
please if you know where i might be able to get one do tell,,please .
this sight deserves better than an ugly philips.
thanks and have a great night .
adrian :duel:


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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:40 am 
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You can try this fellow

http://www.peterdyson.co.uk

He has reproduction screws for Martini's & such, he might be able to steer you in the right direction

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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:57 am 
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thanks et2ss will contact him to see what he can do .
that philips has gotta go !!!! :duel:
even if i have to buy a lathe and make one myself, it's going to happen .
i'm not about to :kap:
have a great day .
adrian


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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:41 am 
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:welcome: pull a stool and get a cold one and sit and chat a while.

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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:25 pm 
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great to be here RAD :twisted: :duel: :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:48 pm 
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You can also try this guy - his work is highly recommended http://www.customscrewsandmore.com/


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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:12 pm 
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Amatikulu wrote:
You can also try this guy - his work is highly recommended http://www.customscrewsandmore.com/


Amatikulu its very strange but i have just been in an e-mail conversation with Scott ( thats his website) and he said he is busy but he will make me something that will look good on my sight ,he's the expert and comes with a 5 star rating so i asked him to go for it and send me the bill.
now hopefully the quest for one of my grails is complete. :twisted: :daz: :twisted:
thanks for posting the link ,you guys here are ace .
adrian


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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
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Amatikulu wrote:
You can also try this guy - his work is highly recommended http://www.customscrewsandmore.com/


Thanks AMTKU! That's what I was looking for Evans Obsolete Screws but I couldn't find it. I know I had it saved on my other computey

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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Scott at customscrews s in the process of making me a "lever fixture"( quick release fixture) as used on the CENTRAL SIGHT PLATES he and others think it will work just fine being they are both Australian made sights. using the same TPI.
can't wait till it gets hear but i understand scott is a busy bee so patience is a virtue ,luckily i have patience ...
thanks again to Scott . :twisted: :duel: :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:38 pm 
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Scott, Evans screws, has retired so that's not really an option anymore.
BUT,
the screws for my Central, which I believe are the same, (3/16th x 32 TPI thread) can be (almost perfectly) replaced by a common #10 32. There's a very slight difference in pitch but the mount plate is thin enough it doesn't seem to be a problem.
Lowes & Home Despot frequently have them with quite decorative "knobs" as they're used for electrical stuff!
Here's a couple of examples. just ignore the "extra" screw, I keep it there so I don't loose it!

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 Post subject: Re: rawson sight screw
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:10 pm 
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& here it is fitted.
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