Aaaaaaand there it goes...

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Garadex, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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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?
     
  2. ProfBri

    ProfBri New Member

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    Ooohhhh yeah!

    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!!!
     

  3. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Other side of the room? Nope. Put a rebound spring into the pool once. Does that count?
     
  4. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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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...
     
  5. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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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!
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You'll find it. Right after you get the replacement. :)
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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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.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    LARGE magnet on a string is part of my shop equipment. Useful for dragging thru carpet looking for the SPROING!
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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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
    Ar
    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.
     
  10. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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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
     
  11. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I found it. After I ordered a new part. Well I got a spare now at least.
     
  12. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Isn't that always the way? The funny part now is that you'll never do it again until you forget where you put the one you just ordered.
     
  13. ProfBri

    ProfBri New Member

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    Thanks Wolf, I'll check...
     
  14. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    I have never lost any gun parts in all these years. Matter of fact now and then I have some left over. :D
     
  15. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    A month or so ago I just recently lost a little plunger thingy part for my Smith and Wesson rear sight blade. I went to change the sight blade out for a better one, and Whooops, there it went! I heard it hit my wall, and after a brief search ended up buying one from Brownells for 2 dollars. :eek:
     
  16. MissPistol

    MissPistol New Member

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    I'll bet that's a bad feeling. That sound of something clinking through the vacuum cleaner hose......
     
  17. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    I kinda like C3s idea of fishing w a magnet. Great sport for the off season angler...;)
     
  18. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Hell, I lost my SLIDE once!

    True story!
     
  19. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    I flung the top half of my first 1911 across the living room with wife watching she ask is that the way it works?
     
  20. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    HOW? :confused: