I bought a H&R Topper 158 12 ga from a friend of mine. It had a bulge in the barrel just above 18" so it was prime for modifications. I bought it for $20 as a project gun. I sawed down the barrel with no problem and it still shoots quite well. It has a detent in the fore stock, so it's pretty old, and it shows. The wood is so dry and brittle that it just cracks and breaks constantly. The fore-stock had split and been repaired before, but I drilled out the stripped screw holes and put in dowel inserts to keep the detent attached. I repaired and varnished it so I think it's good to go. I sawed the butt stock and removed it to re-finish. I'm pretty sure I didn't put enough pressure on the bolt to bend it, but the "Tang Screw" (280620B) is bent and busted the butt-stock on the way out. I've glued the butt-stock back together, and plan on continuing with my restoration of that, but I need a new bolt. Not only is it bent, but now the threads are all boogered up.
My question is:
Does anyone know the specs of the Tang Screw, or know where I can find them? I'm hoping I might be able to buy a single bolt at a Lowes for a couple bucks, rather than spending more than 50% of the purchase price one one bolt. Any advice to get me headed in the right direction?
The newer stock bolt is a standard 3/8"-24x 4" fine thread cap screw. Don't know about the older ones. Wouldn't cost much to try it.
Great. I'll give it a shot. Atleast now I've got a starting point. Hopefully I didn't bugger up the female threads removing it and can get this puppy back together. Thanks!
Matt - Welcome to the MO site from west Texas. If you have the capability to post pictures remember we like seeing other guys projects. Shenandoah
All our life we trade our time for money, hoping to make enough money to do what we dream of, before we run out of time.
People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did. But, they will never forget how you made them feel.
US Army (Ret)
Member HYPHEN-ATED GANG (Cal 32-40)
Team 38-55 - member #5
Team 30-30 - member 399
Team Old Pharts - member XXIV