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    Posted: August-01-2020 at 9:26pm
  FYI I just noticed that the nuts on the No. 1938 RR's (made 72-79) are the same as the early models. While not blued, they could easily be enhanced and look good on an older gun.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Iceman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July-27-2020 at 3:46pm
Dennis,  I think you are right.  I believe it is it!  I will shoot you an email.  Thanks!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twocompassheads Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July-27-2020 at 1:51pm
The thinnest nut I have is a 10/32 thread, 5/16 diameter (5/16 wrench) and is 3/32 inch thick and it is blued.  Could you measure the other nut you have and see if it is thinner than 3/32 thick, I believe this is it unless yours is thinner.
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Gentlemen, certainly a plethora a very creative and great ideas!  I really appreciate everyone's input.  I am now confident that I will soon resolve this issue we apparently have all experienced in our years of collecting.  Thanks so much!

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Steve, Exactly the right answer, but I was too embarrassed to post that solution....  I made about a dozen of those nuts about 10 years ago exactly as you described... except I had a box of blued 6-32 nuts from my father in law so all I did was throw some bluing solution into the hole after tapping it out  and.... wallah instant Daisy Nut...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MarvMar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July-26-2020 at 7:06pm
Short time ago  I was at LOWES and bought a packet of #10-32 Hex Nuts, Twenty of them in a cellophane bag for $1.86.  Sprayed them with Rustoleum High Heat Black. Not perfect, but awful darn close. 
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OK, here it is.Buy a 6-32 nut put in vise and drill out with a 11-64 drill. Tap with a 10-32 tap.Blue it by holding a butane torch on it or over a gas stove flame. The bluing may not be perfect but the size of the nut will
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They can be made real easy.I will get back to you and let you know how
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I have taken some of the current RR nuts and slimmed them down to put on vintage guns. They look fine and are hard to tell from the original ones. Most nuts you find with the 3/16 32  thread size take a 3/8 wrench but the ones from Daisy are smaller and take a 5/16 wrench. The smaller nuts are rather uncommon. I couldn't find any in my hardware stash.

Congrats Steve on finding that elusive tube of bb's. Very hard to come by. 
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Russ, you are correct about being a premium and I have also noted on several No. 111 Model 40's I have clicked on eBay that those nuts are missing.  You certainly have a good idea, however, I am not one of those guys who has a lot of tools or even skills to probably accomplish that task.  By the time I borrowed or purchased a grinder, bluing etc., I probably could have bought some type of No. 111 Model 40 parts gun, removed the nuts and try to sell the remaining parts on eBay.  Don't laugh, I actually did that with a No. 50 Golden Eagle one time and actually made money on it.  However, the old saying "too much sugar for a dime" may be apropos here.  It is amazing how difficult it is to find something as simple as a nut even if it is vintage.  Oh well, there is at least some fun in the chase.  BTW fellow Daisy lovers, I actually found and bought that elusive Red Cap tube of BB's for my Bulls Eye Target Pistol Set.  The set is absolutely complete!  Thanks to everyone who was keeping a look out for this little rascal for me!

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