Where to get brass BSW screws?

I need some 3/16 BSW brass, raised head, countersunk screws, either
7/32" or 1/2" long. Can anyone suggest a supplier?
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nothanks
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newshound
Lots of brass screws on that link but AFAICT there aren't any that meet the spec.
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nothanks
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say they will do other lengths if you ask them.
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Roger Hayter
I'd seen those, but they're ordinary csk rather than raised countersunk.
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nothanks
eBay is the generic answer. Did you even try it first?
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newshound
Of course! I also tried everywhere else I could think of, that's why I asked here for help. Do you have a helpful suggestion?
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nothanks
Ring 01636 636735, sorry I don?t know the bloke?s name but I was there this afternoon buying 5/16 bsf bolts. Whilst I was there he sho wed me his vast stock some of which was brass bolts af various sizes. Can ?t guarantee he?s got what you want but there?s a c hance. He lives near Newark and stands the Newark auto jumble regularly.
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Anzaniste
Some people are a bit nervous of eBay and do not realise that it is actually better than any traditional physical hardware shop (much as I like them).
If you had said you had tried eBay without success, many of us would have regarded that as a challenge and no doubt managed to locate some. As it is, I for one won't be bothering.
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newshound
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Adrian Caspersz
Well definately NOT Bunces of Worthing because they seem to have called in an insolvency company :-(.
Pity because that was the goto place if you wanted all manner of screws/bolts/fastenings in small quantities, and on a Sunday.
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Andrew
Is brass essential?
I can get equivalent size 10-24 in UNC in A2 Stainless.
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Same major diameter, same pitch although 60degs thread rather than BSW 55degs.
Any doubt get a tap.
Any reason why a standard countersink can't be used?
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Fredxx
Yes, I'd seen those but I need to match the brass originals. I spec'd BSW because that's what the originals are, but I have a wide range of taps and dies so a small thread angle change would not be a problem. These screws attach the window "furniture" to 1930s Crittall window casements (which are steel). There are typically 4 screws per item by design, but several are either missing or have sheared heads, that's why I want to match; mixing flat/raised head or brass/SS would not look good. If necessary I could move screws around (so that one casement had all new, etcetera) but that would be a pain and would probably lead to more spoilt heads or shearing - using the dremel to drill-out is a royal pain and I don't want to add to the number I have to do. Also, there are rather a lot of casements. I've contacted a few suppliers now and may have found a source for longer screws with the correct head and thread, so if I can't get the right length I'll have to make a holder and get shortening. There we are: full disclosure ;-)
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nothanks
JOOI, would firms who restore Crittall windows not sell to you or do they not bother to match the original screws?
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Robin
Crittall can't help and (so far) I haven't found anyone with the screws.
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nothanks
snipped-for-privacy@aolbin.com Wrote in message:
Might be worth dropping these folk a line if you've not already tried them...
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Tim
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Tim+
Thanks, I hadn't found them.
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nothanks

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