Screw, 3-48 x 1 Slotted Fillister
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This special No.3 screw with 48 threads per inch has a
slotted fillister head and is machined of stainless steel.
It is a replacement for the carbon steel or iron screws
used in a number of grips made by Jay Scott in the 1950-1970
period, as well as other grip and gun makers.
I do not have a list of guns which use this screw in their
grips! If you find one, let me know where! That info is
hard to find. The only reason I have these screws is that
I bought a large number of Jay Scott (discontinued, no longer
in business) grips that were "new-in-box" condition except
for the age. Some of them used a 5-40 screw, which I
stock, and some of them used a 3-48. The original steel
screws had corroded a bit over the passing decades. So
I had these 8-18 stainless screws made to replace them.
Making a small lot (such as 5,000 or less) of any little
part means the price of each part is higher than if they
were available from production runs of millions of parts.
That is why these are not as low priced as most of my
other screws. But if you need a 3-48 x 1 inch screw, you
can benefit from my investment and get just one if that's
all you need. It won't be necessary to pay thousands for
a short custom production run when all you need is one
or two of them.
...And now, a word from the sponsor...
The next time you hear someone ranting about
the "middle-man", remember that sometimes the only way
to get a reasonable small quantity of something, such as one or two,
is for some "middle-man" to invest in producing a lot of
them. That fellow may be selling one or two parts at a
much higher price than you'd pay for something this is
more commonly used, but he is taking a big risk with his
own money to tie up so much of it on the chance that
eventually, over a long time, he'll sell most of the
items. Sometimes he does not sell enough to make back
his investment, and sometimes he does but has to sweat it
out for months or even years before he breaks even.
It's easy for someone who has never engaged in
commercial trade to carry on about the "outrageous profits"
that must be involved in providing some fairly
unusual item to the public. But let him try to get it
produced, packaged, inventoried, taxed, marketed and shipped
in enough volume to balance the required investment, and
then have his sales taxed again at state and federal levels.
If the complainer does all that, and is able to sell the item for less while
remaining solvent, then is the time to take him seriously.
Popular items sell to lots of people, and can
be produced in higher volume on fast, expensive machines that
reduce the price per part, even considering
the investment in those machines. Rare items (those which
sell in tiny quantities) might also have to be made on
expensive machines, but now the small quantity made is
divided into the cost of buying or renting those same
machines, and the cost per part is far greater.
Just something to remember when you finally locate that
unusual little part that would sell for a few cents if
everyone in the world wanted one. It's worth whatever it
takes to get the quantity you need in your hands when you
need it. That's what the "middle-man" does for you. He
doesn't just insert himself between a great pile of
inexpensive parts and your hand, so you can't reach out
and take one without paying him first! Yet that is
exactly how liberal educators have been teaching kids
for as long as I've been reading economics text books.
One freshman level business textbook had exactly two paragraphs devoted
to describing capitalism, and it was a sarcastic sneer
about Adam Smith's "invisible hand" (the averaging of
price by the action of a large number of individual
decisions about whether or not to purchase, which
performs the regulation of the market based on supply
and demand rather than the iron fist of government
taking on that task).
During the 1920's and 1930's, business and
economics texts often gushed praise for the "great
experiment" in Russian communism, just another flavor of
state control of the economy. And the socialists of
today downplay the Marxist source but they certainly
write and teach as if that failed concept had worked.
Don't let them get away with it! We all have seen where
that path leads...