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Center Bead replacement

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ted, Nov 16, 2010.

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  1. Ted

    Ted TS Member

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    Lost my center bead. Does any one have a helpful hint on the best way to screw in a replacement? Thanks! Ted
     
  2. Duck

    Duck Member

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    Ted,

    Be sure it's threaded, most of my mid beads are the tapered drive in type.
     
  3. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    lost mine in 1989...never bothered to replace it.....
     
  4. flyfishdave

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    Ted,

    what make is the shotgun? May give us an idea if it is indeed a threaded post or tapered, as well as thread size.

    If the old one simply unscrewed, it's just a matter of finding a replacement; Brownells carrys an assortment. Worst case scenario, you may just need to tap some new threads. 3-56 seems to be most common.

    I recently re-tapped my Beretta unsingle rib - looks like my sight was glued on b/c someone buggered the threads. Didn't want to wait 4 weeks for warranty repair, so I enlarged the M2.5 hole to a M3.0 hole, and got some M3 screws from Mcmaster to secure a Hiviz sight base.

    The 3-56 and M2.5 are pretty close, but kinda small. The M3 is a bit more hefty.

    You'll also need a pin vise or sight bead tool to hold the sight while securing to the rib.

    good luck!

    Dave
     
  5. Ted

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    It was lost from a Krieghoff. It is threaded in and Krieghoff is sending me a replacement. The bead is so small that I was wondering if any one had a neat trick to aid in the installation? Ted TenBroeck
     
  6. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Brownells sells a bead holder. It has a collet that tightens around the bead so you can hold it to screw it in without marring the bead.

    Jim Skeel
     
  7. flyfishdave

    flyfishdave TS Member

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    Here's one for a smaller bead; need to order the correct one for the size bead you are planning on installing.

    Dave
     
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