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Old 06-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Well I though it couldn't happen to me, I was wrong. I was disassembling my handgun for cleaning and lost a part. It was a spring loaded extractor and now I have to order a new one. Anybody else have any experiences in flying gun parts being lost on the other side of the room?

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Old 06-05-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Well I though it couldn't happen to me, I was wrong. I was disassembling my handgun for cleaning and lost a part. It was a spring loaded extractor and now I have to order a new one. Anybody else have any experiences in flying gun parts being lost on the other side of the room?
I am still looking for replacements for the two smallest parts of any rifle I've ever seen, the cover pin safety pin and the cover pin safety pin spring!

Both of which I have lost from my vz58 that I just received and have yet to even get out of the house! KILLIN ME!!!
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Well I though it couldn't happen to me, I was wrong. I was disassembling my handgun for cleaning and lost a part. It was a spring loaded extractor and now I have to order a new one. Anybody else have any experiences in flying gun parts being lost on the other side of the room?
Other side of the room? Nope. Put a rebound spring into the pool once. Does that count?
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ProfBri,

Buymilsurp.com or Sarcoinc.com

may be able to help with replacement

parts.

Garadex, no. No. Wait a minute, YES.

The return spring and cover to my

1911 arrgh1. Little pecker had me up tilll

2:48 AM rooting through the back end

of the garage.Finally found it, tho.

Last place I looked, too...

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We had simple rules for stripping an M16 in the field, never take the lower apart and only basic strip the upper. We even lost parts in garrison, usually extractor pins and pawls. There was always someone that thought they needed to go deeper, usually it ended with "Sarge, I cant find my ________!". The TOW was a bit easier to keep track of (pretty Big Parts)!

Sorry to hear your one spring shy of a Happy gun, take another look in the Morn with a powerful light, its there somewhere, just gotta find it!

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You'll find it. Right after you get the replacement.

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Just recently lost the mag release spring on my 1911. It's already been ordered and received, a couple months ago.

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LARGE magnet on a string is part of my shop equipment. Useful for dragging thru carpet looking for the SPROING!

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If you work on guns long enough it's gonna happen. I know where the springs are and I still launch them on occasion. 99% of the time I find all the parts. The list of launched parts is every growing. I can tell you I've had it happen with;
bodyguard 380
Ria 1911
Marlin 336
Seecamp 32
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S&w shield magazine
Why do I remember them? 45 minutes on your knees looking for tiny parts tends to teach you a lesson.
I anticipate a glock spring search in my future.

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Mine was a extractor spring an plunger out of the rem 597 bolt. Months of searching an found it one day not even looking lol
Lost a 10-22 bolt spring once my x-mass tree ate it found it x-mass morning I was a real happy guy lol

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