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Thread: Help requested re Springfield 1903 A3 bits

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    Boolit Man
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    Help requested re Springfield 1903 A3 bits

    I have a Springfield 1903 A3 of early 40s vintage. Owing to a few problems I'd rather not go into I now need to find a couple of stock screws, front and back. To clarify, these are the screws front and back of the trigger / magazine assembly that hold the action into the rifle. As I'm in the UK, these are like hens teeth for availability.

    I found what was needed at Numrich but they don't export any more! Can anyone recommend a source that will send to the UK?

    Alternatively, can anyone help with thread specifications? In the long run it might actually be easier to make them myself. I'm no engineer, but I know a man who is, and most taps and dies can be found on the net.
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    Boolit Man
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    Or you could purchase them and have them sent to a shooter here, who could then re-ship them to you. We're talking screws, not spy surveillance gear for Russian voting hacking. Making them locally may be an option as long as you're not picky about the rifle being 100% original.
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    Boolit Master
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    I found mine on Ebay. If that helps you.

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    Boolit Man
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    Ebay, Brownells, the web is your friend.

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    Boolit Man
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    Have looked on eBay and Brownells. Neither is speaking to me on the subject.
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    Boolit Man
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    You gotta speak "merican" English to Brownells:

    319-414-300WB
    Fits Springfield & Krag, pair
    Mfr Part: GD2SPK
    Six bucks !

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check