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5-40 Screw Kit
5-40 Screw Kit Quantity in Basket: None
Code: No5Kit
Price: $3.95
Shipping Weight: 0.05 pounds
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This consists of a 5-40 thread steel fillister head screw with brass press-in nut and ferrule. These both press into a 1/4 inch (.250 diameter) hole in the grips (use the screw to pull them in as you tighten it with the nut and ferrule lined up). The screw is then marked flush with the end of the screw once the grips are on the gun, and then removed and cut off.

NOTE: You do not need to buy this with most of my grips! I include and install hardware on double action and single action revolver grips which are large enough to use this size. Some of the specialized size grips that use tiny screws do not come with mounting screws and hardware, but those which can use these generally come with them. Check the description of the item.

You can cut the screw to length with an abrasive wheel (wear eye protection), or even better, with a small machine screw cutting tool that also is used to strip electrical wire. Some of these have 4-40 and 5-40 threaded holes in one jaw and a shearing hole in the other. This cleans up the threads when you unscrew the properly cut screw. All you have to do then is lightly sand or grind the tip to make it look nice and get rid of burrs.

If you need such a tool, I can get it for you for about $20. It is very useful if you do much of this sort of screw thread cutting and has several other common small thread sizes also. You can also hold the part you want to remove with a vise and cut the rest off with a hacksaw using a 42 tooth/inch or finer metal cutting blade. Stainless steel cuts with minor difficulty, but it will cut off. Most but not all of the screws which I carry are stainless steel. Some are zinc plated mild steel, and will cut more easily. The 5-40 x 1.25 inch (1-1/4) is plated steel. You can snip it with a pair of tough diagonal wire cutters or a small bolt cutter, which means you have to allow for a good bit of tip grinding.

Note: I also have 4-40 fillister head 8-18 stainless slotted screws and nuts, and 2-56 fillister head 8-18 stainless steel slotted screws and nuts, for those little bitty grips on small frame weapons. The 4-40 size is more than enough for any handgun as far as strength and recoil resistance, and is easier to find replacement screws than the 5-40. Just saying... if you don't need 5-40, use a 4-40 and you'll be ahead of the game in the future!

Related Item(s)
Code Name Price Availability  
No4Kit 4-40 Screw Kit $3.00  
No4Kitx5 4-40 Screw Kit, pkg/5 $13.75  
No2Kit 2-56 Screw Kit $3.00  

Dave Corbin
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