We supply fasteners and hardware to the following industries:
   Window and Door

Fasteners & Hardware
  Cap Screws
  Carriage Bolts
  Door Hardware
  Electronic Hardware
  Hex Bolts
  Structural Bolts
  Finished Nuts
  Lock Nuts
  Weld Nuts
  Hex Head Cap Screws
  Machine Screws
  Set Screws
Tapping Screws
  Bevel Washers
  Bellville Washers   
  Domed Washers
  Flat Washers
  Lock Washers
  Tooth Washers
Window Hardware
Door Hardware

  Kitting / Bagging
  Private Labeling
  Stocking Programs 
    - Just-in-time
    - Kan Ban
    - Zero Inventory
    - Consignment


MS21076 : Mil-Spec Hardware

MS21076 : Mil-Spec Hardware Specification
Nut, Self-Locking, Plate, Two Lug, Floating, Reduced Rivet Spacing, Low Height, CRES, 125 KSI, Ftu, 450°F and 800°F

MS21076 CAD DrawingClick on drawing for larger view


1. MATERIAL: Steel, corrosion-resistant, Type A286 (UNS S66286) per AMS 5525, ANS 5735 or AMS 5737.

2. PLATING: 800°F nuts only. Silver plate all threaded surfaces on platenut per AMS 2410. Threads shall show complete coverage. Silver plating on all other surfaces optional. Tarnishing or discoloration of silver not cause for rejection.

3. MAGNETIC PERMEABILITY: Shall be less than 2.0 (Air = 1.0) for a field strength H = 200 oersteds using a magnetic permeability indicator per MIL-I-17214, or equivalent.


5. LUBRICANT: 450°F nuts only. Dry film lubricant approved in accordance with MIL-N-25027. Other lubricants soluble in the cleaner specified in MIL-S-7502.

6. Horizontal float of nut element shall be not less than 0.020 inch radially from centered position in the plane normal to the thread axis. Vertical float of nut element shall be not greater than 0.020 inch for sizes 0.1120-40 thru 0.1900-32 and 0.027 for sizes 0.2500-28 and 0.3125-24. Nut element shall be capable of engagement with bolt in maximum misaligned position.


  • 1. Dimensions in inches.
  • 2. Surface Texture. In accordance with AMSI/ASME B46 1. Unless otherwise specified, the surface roughness shall not exceed 125 micro inches.
  • 3. Performance. See procurement specification, excepts 450°F dry film lubricated nuts limited to five reuse cycles.
  • 4. Design and Usage Limitations. These nuts are designed to develop the tensile strength of bolts and screws with an ultimate tensile strength of 125 KSI based on the cross sectional area at the basic root diameter of the thread. These nuts are designed to be used on 3A external threads. These nuts shall be used in accordance with the limitations of MS33588. Only nuts for which these are qualified products listed on QPL 25027 shall be used.
  • 5. Interchangeability Relationship. MS21076 nuts can universally replace NAS 1068 nuts of like material, thread size, lubricants (dry film or silver plate), and rivet spacing. But NAS 1068 nuts cannot universally replace MS21076 nuts.
  • 6. Part Number.
  • MS21076 L 4 E = Nut, self-locking, with dry film lubricant, .2500-28 UNJF-38, with eyelets
  • MS21076 Basic Military Standard Number
  • L “L” denotes dry film lube (450°F nuts only)
  • “-“ denotes dry film lube (800°F nuts only)
  • 4 Denotes (.250) thread size dash number
  • E “E” denotes with eyelets
  • “N” denotes without eyelets
  • “R” denotes with/without eyelets (inactive for new design)
  • Absence of “E”, “R”, or “N” denotes with/without eyelets (inactive for new design)

7. In the event of a conflict between the text of this standard and the references cited herein the text of this standard shall take precedence.

8. Referenced government (or non-government) documents of the issue listed in that issue of the Department of Defense index of specifications and standards (DODISS) specified in the solicitation form a part of this standard

9. When fastening eyelet configuration nuts with bulb type rivets (blind fasteners), subtract 1/32 inch from the stack up of material and nut plate to calculate correct grip length.

Need the Spec?

Click here to download MS21076 Specification
(PDF Format).

Great Lakes Fasteners
2204 East Enterprise Parkway
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087

Ohio: 330-425-4488
Nationwide: 800-589-4578
Fax: 330-425-4705

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

  • Need a spec or quote?
  • It's easy-
  • call 800-589-4578
  • or fill in below

Copyright Great Lakes Fasteners, Inc. 2008

GLFTechnical Fastener Supply specializes in a wide range of industrial and military specification (MIL Spec) fasteners; including MS fasteners, AN Fasteners, and NAS Fasteners.