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... but this little mod does it for me. Old reliable McMaster-Carr sells brass 1/4-20 thumbies that enhance the already fine Scout LT. (P/N - 95488A312)

They also offer stainless thumb screws but with 3/4" dia. heads - I like the look of the smaller brass 1/2" dia. knurled head.
 

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Me too. They make it look custom. Plus no tools to change your bands.
Maybe it's an 'optical contusion', but the slots in the stock screws seem extra wide, prolly to accept coins and such. But then the slotted screwdriver blade wants to slip the slot and scratch the polymer bc of my gimpy right hand. Yep, I love the no tool feature. :)
 

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Looks great!! Good to know McMaster sells them. I've put them on a few frames of mine as well, but I always made mine. But a lot of times it's more economical to buy small parts then to machines them yourself lol.
Thanks for sharing!
I'm always in awe of the machinist's mindset and skills ... truly an art. :bowdown:
 
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McMaster-Carr. Heaven in a company. Hey Al, how'd ya like to stroll around that place with around 5k cash in your pocket ( and a big shopping basket )? Can you say fun!!!!!
 

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McMaster-Carr. Heaven in a company. Hey Al, how'd ya like to stroll around that place with around 5k cash in your pocket ( and a big shopping basket )? Can you say fun!!!!!
I couldn't agree more, even working there must be a kick.
 
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Will these work in the scout XT with the X clips ?
If the X clips use a 1" x 1/4-20 bolt, then the one inch x 1/4-20 brass thumb screws will work. A neat thing about McMaster-Carr - if you decide to return the whole order, they also refund the shipping cost.

Once I experimented with a Chinese XT clone using 1/4-20 steel binding barrels and stainless thumbies 5/8 long. Had to file out the fork tip holes a few thousandths (hence the clone). Works well, eliminates the clip, and resembles a Chicago screw situation, where a small hole is punched near the band end to stretch over the barrel. (P/N 98002A985 & 91746A422). Have fun. :)
 

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