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Old 06-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default Lost parts so small they defy magnification

I have lost the smallest parts possible for my new vz58, the cover pin safety pin, and of course the even smaller cover pin's safety pin spring! Not wanting to spend $24.00 in Shipping!!! If anyone knows of any of these parts that someone might have laying around extra, I would be deeply grateful.

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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May I suggest that the next time you disassemble it, do it in a large garbage bag?
It is easier to find lost parts in a bag than in a room.

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How did you loose it?

If you lost it in carpet, borrow some of your wife's pantyhose. Slide it over the wand of a vacuum so the opening of the wand is filtered by the nylons. Grid search the area where you lost your piece. It may or may not work but it's worth a shot

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those large shop magnets for picking up shavings work great for lost steel parts.

vaccuum is free if you already have one. pantyhose is cheap. sweeper magnet prolly cost more than the shipping and new parts.

could always just get a bright flash light and get after it on hands and knees.

or pay the cost of shipping

those are about the only ways of doing it.

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Whenever I disassemble small parts I use a large cardboard box to make sure I don't loose any of the tiny pieces. Spring loaded parts are pain in the ass.

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May I suggest that the next time you disassemble it, do it in a large garbage bag?
It is easier to find lost parts in a bag than in a room.

Inside the shower with a cover over the drain is another idea. But I was not thinking very much, obviously.

I was just trying to replace the stock. It actually didn't even occur to me that anything was amiss until several hours afterward.

Yeah, I'm an idgit.
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How did you loose it?

If you lost it in carpet, borrow some of your wife's pantyhose. Slide it over the wand of a vacuum so the opening of the wand is filtered by the nylons. Grid search the area where you lost your piece. It may or may not work but it's worth a shot
Another really clever idea. I hadn't really intended to disassemble it, it was likely the banging it over the rail to loosen the stock bolt that jarred the thing out .

Of course, that is just a guess...
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those large shop magnets for picking up shavings work great for lost steel parts.

vaccuum is free if you already have one. pantyhose is cheap. sweeper magnet prolly cost more than the shipping and new parts.

could always just get a bright flash light and get after it on hands and knees.

or pay the cost of shipping

those are about the only ways of doing it.
Unfortunately the rail I was banging it on when it most likely flew out of there is outside above the potted azaleas and assorted other plants...
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Whenever I disassemble small parts I use a large cardboard box to make sure I don't loose any of the tiny pieces. Spring loaded parts are pain in the ass.
Yeah, those spring ejector seat parts...how you control those without completely surrounding the thing in a plastic bag like DanFl said is anybody's guess.

And of course, when it's inside the bag you can't see what you are doing. That may be fine for all you with the experience, but for us Newbs we like to see what we're screwing up!
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