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Screw, 3-48 x 1 Slotted Fillister
Screw, 3-48 x 1 Slotted Fillister Quantity in Basket: None
Code: No3_100s
Price: $0.72
Shipping Weight: 0.01 pounds
54 available for immediate delivery
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. Not before.

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...

Dave Corbin Please Note: I make all the grips by hand and receive so many orders that custom made grip delivery takes an average 3-4 months.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances.
If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.

Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.

Always compare listed measurements OR send a tracing of original grip or gun frame.
Do NOT order just by description, since the same model and make can vary in actual size and shape of grip frame!

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