Safety detent ball source

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Safety detent ball source

Postby Blind Hawg » 21 Nov 2020 21:06

Lost the detent ball while installing Steve’s peepsite. Where’s the best place to get one? I plan on asking Rossi to replace front sight since the brass bead fell off.
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby Archer » 21 Nov 2020 22:16

Anybody know what size the ball is?
It is a ball not a pin as I recall...

https://www.mcmaster.com/ball-bearings/ ... ess-steel/
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby Blind Hawg » 27 Nov 2020 09:54

Thanks Archer. I mic’d The detent spring at .093”. I’ll try a bag of 3/32” balls.
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby HarryAlonzo » 27 Nov 2020 15:14

If it’s truly a 3/32 ball, y’all might try your local bike shop. Any bike shop worth its salt will have glass jars of bearing balls.
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby GasGuzzler » 28 Nov 2020 04:49

Good idea but that's REALLY small for bike usage. I have some Redfield target sight detent balls I can measure.
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby dlidster » 28 Nov 2020 10:27

Don't forget eBay. I've purchased many for several odd-ball applications. I've usually ended up with a package of a hundred for what I was willing to pay for just the one I needed.

What I've linked is an example, not a suggestion . . .

https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-g25-precis ... SwvDBdouUO
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby GasGuzzler » 28 Nov 2020 10:37

I have one that it 0.0905" if that helps.
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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby smithd1 » 20 Dec 2020 16:58

did you find a replacement?
if not, im removing mine and you can have it
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Re: Safety detent ball source

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Re: Safety detent ball source

Postby Ranch Dog » 21 Dec 2020 08:37

smithd1 wrote:did you find a replacement?
if not, im removing mine and you can have it

I appreciate you offering yours! You might pull the buttstock and disassemble it in a large bag. That small ball can really take off. I've removed and reinstalled a bunch of them. I lost one ball and didn't find it until a year later. I have a large reloading room, 15' x 25. It has a complete bathroom on one end that you have to do a 90° turn to enter. While cleaning the room, I found that ball behind the toilet. It traveled 25', made the turn, and rolled another 10'. It may have traveled over time, but it took a year to find it.
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