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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:25   #1
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where to get hardware

I would like to know if someone know where to get the basic hardware for the airsoft.
I got a used gun and there are a couple of missing screws, nuts, pin...
At first I tried a couple of screw I have at work (I fix industrial printer and insertion machin) but no good fit.
So where do you guys get your hardware? (I assume you don't get them directly deliver from airsoft maker)
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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:52   #2
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Screws, nuts, pins... Have you tried Home Depot or Home Hardware, I don't think many manufacturers use proprietary screws or pins.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 12:36   #3
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Most of the screws I've need found at HomeDepot not in the main section but in the small rotating shelfs they have.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 13:06   #4
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you need a fastener supply store... airsoft uses a lot of metric machine screws and nuts
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Old March 16th, 2013, 13:25   #5
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I have found that most of my guns use m(metric)3 and m4 threads - so i bought a selection of machine screws in those sizes from 10 to 22 mm long and i usually have the one i need. Got mine at home hardware
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Old March 16th, 2013, 13:39   #6
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i've sourced all my metric screw stuff from mcmaster-carr but i believe they have recently cut off all international orders due to customs/duty crap. i don't like that
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Old March 16th, 2013, 14:14   #7
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Problem is most local hardware stores are all imperial
Need to look at industrial suppliers like fastenal or acklands
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Old March 16th, 2013, 14:24   #8
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nice, Fastenal is 10 minutes from my place!
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Old March 17th, 2013, 01:39   #9
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Rc shops should have alp the metric screws yOu need!
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Old March 21st, 2013, 15:31   #10
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Go to Home Depot, they carry almost every single type of imperial bolts, nuts, and screws in metric as well.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 15:35   #11
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i've sourced all my metric screw stuff from mcmaster-carr but i believe they have recently cut off all international orders due to customs/duty crap. i don't like that
This, everything.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 15:37   #12
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Related - I'm constantly in need of missing m4 (aeg) pistol grip screws. anyone know what size those are?
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Old March 21st, 2013, 16:07   #13
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Related - I'm constantly in need of missing m4 (aeg) pistol grip screws. anyone know what size those are?
I might have some laying around if your interested.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 16:15   #14
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Related - I'm constantly in need of missing m4 (aeg) pistol grip screws. anyone know what size those are?
They're the same size as computer case screws. I've used computer screws in a pinch on many occassions.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 16:27   #15
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i've sourced all my metric screw stuff from mcmaster-carr but i believe they have recently cut off all international orders due to customs/duty crap. i don't like that
Nope, it's been this way since at least 2006 unless you were already a established customer with "significant" sales, except their method of determining significant sales makes no sense to any one but them.

All due to "exporting liability" ... aka McMaster's lawyers woke up one day and decided that a screw is suddenly covered under ITAR. Mind you the rest of McMaster's business practices are not that much better either.

Fastenal can take my money.

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