One Little Screw

Hobie Dog

Member
Feb 24, 2008
58
16
San Marcos, Texas
I've had this derringer for about 35 years. Been a great little pocket gun. Unfortunately a while back I broke one of the grips. Instead of ordering a replacement I carved some grips from mesquite. (see photo) While I was working on the little project I managed to lose a screw. I've found one online finally for $3.50. For a 50 cent part. I can choke on that but he also wants $4.00 shipping. Should cost about .42 cents.

Any suggestions from the pro's?

Thanks.

Dog
 

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kville79

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May 24, 2008
443
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Austin
In Austin there's a screw shop that has every screw, nut and bolt known to mankind. Its close to HWY 71 and Montopolis.
 

TAZ

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Oct 17, 2008
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Round Rock
If you know the thread pitch and size McMaster Carr probably has it. You'll end up with a box of them though. Have you tried the hardware store? So long as the size, pitch and hear are correct, you can always buy a longer screw and trim it.
 

Hobie Dog

Member
Feb 24, 2008
58
16
San Marcos, Texas
Update

Well, ya'll were very helpful but I finally caved. I spent a day and much gas driving all over Austin checking bolt shops, hardware stores and hobby stores. No luck. Not even close. So I ordered on line. I could have done it sooner but it was really bugging me. a 10 cent screw for $3.50 plus $4.00 shipping. Give me a break.

I ordered from Gun Parts - Pistol Parts - Handgun Parts - Firearms - Parts- Grips Screws

You can still help me see how customer service is. I emailed and asked if he had it in stock. His reply was, don't forget the $4 shipping. Never answered the question.

I mailed the check on Tuesday, December 16. We will find out about customer service. I'll keep you posted.
 

kawi jm

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Oct 12, 2008
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Well, ya'll were very helpful but I finally caved. I spent a day and much gas driving all over Austin checking bolt shops, hardware stores and hobby stores. No luck. Not even close. So I ordered on line. I could have done it sooner but it was really bugging me. a 10 cent screw for $3.50 plus $4.00 shipping. Give me a break.

I ordered from Gun Parts - Pistol Parts - Handgun Parts - Firearms - Parts- Grips Screws

You can still help me see how customer service is. I emailed and asked if he had it in stock. His reply was, don't forget the $4 shipping. Never answered the question.

I mailed the check on Tuesday, December 16. We will find out about customer service. I'll keep you posted.
With a reply like that, he would not have gotten my money.
 

Hobie Dog

Member
Feb 24, 2008
58
16
San Marcos, Texas
The Jury is still in session

I said I would keep ya'll tuned in. I order the little screws on Dec. 16, they arrived today Dec. 26. BUT, the didn't fit. Wrong screw. I sent him a new email but he has not replied. I guess I'm going to test this customer service as far as I can.
 

Hobie Dog

Member
Feb 24, 2008
58
16
San Marcos, Texas
In the loop

Just so ya'll know, I did follow through with your suggestions. I didn't find anything on brownells. Drove all over Austin checking every bolt shop in town. It's amazing what they wanted to sell me. Seems they would know what it looks like when I show it to them. They'd go in the back room and come out with all kinds of stuff that didn't look anything like I was holding in my hand.

Armatt is still trying to figure it out. Seems what he sent works elsewhere and I have the only wierd gun on the planet. Guess I need to go to a gun show and find one of these to see what size screw works for the rest of the world. Apparently mine is different.
 

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