help lost a part while cleaning

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by urquidez, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. urquidez

    urquidez New Member

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    Hello while i was cleaning my 1911 i lost a part idk what it is called but here is a pic its the tiny little thing with the spring that goes in that tiny hole i took pic of look all over cant find it were can i order one at
     

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  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Believe it is called the safety plunger spring or something of that sort. Unfortunately it's kind of critical to the proper function of the gun. Try Brownells or Midway, it's a fairly inexpensive, common part.

    NOTE: It's actually 3 parts: slide stop plunger, safety lock plunger, plunger tube spring.

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  3. trip286

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    Damn, I lost the retainer to my mag release a couple months ago. I know exactly what you're going through. Yep. Just have to order a new one unless someone here has a spare they can send you.
     
  4. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I dis-assemble spring-loaded parts, i.e. on an AR too, inside a dry-cleaner bag. They are big, crystal clear, and free. Guess how I learned t do that...

    I also buy two of any part that evaporates into the ether because I know it'll happen again. Wish I could buy socks that way!

    Numrich Arms exploded views have the numbered parts to order right underneath the view but they are pricey on shipping small, expensive, parts IMO. Needed a Win 1895 .30 Army firing pin last night and shopped there then had to buy elsewhere.

    And that picture looks sort of, well, wink wink, nod nod, know what I mean?
     
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  5. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    Hate that!

    I loose...PANG...and re-find...WHEW...my Sig Patrol firing pin each time I clean it.
    Lucky so far, but would think I would learn though.
    Good luck with the replacement search!
     
  6. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Dude just grab a big magnet and sweep the entire area where you think it is or could have shot off to. I had to do that the first time i did a complete tear down of my 1911.
     
  7. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    A sub woofer speaker works great ;-)
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    A little hint when disassembling a firearm.

    If you do it in a large garbage bag, then (most of the time) you are looking for lost parts in a garbage bag and not a large room.
     
  9. canebrake

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    Done that, been there, got the t-shirt and wore it out!

    The older you get the more spare parts you accumulate. You will start to buy 4 or 5 of the small parts that have legs so you won't have a gun down when one goes on the lamb.

    Funny thing is the recalcitrant part will usually show up in short order.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The missing part will turn up 35 minutes before the replacement part you ordered gets delivered.
     
  11. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    Ha! So true...
    If not appear on the workbench as you are preparing to install the piece that you just received.
     
  12. REDTAIL

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    Your not alone Last year while field stripping my new S&W 1911,The Recoil spring plunger Shot up in the air,? And to this day still never found it.I searched my whole room where it happened.? So the next day,I ordered 2 more from S&W parts dept.? just in case.? Hopefully It may show up somewhere,? Maybe stuck between the couch cushions etc.?
     
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  13. SigArmored

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    Funny I thought I was the only one on that schedule .:-D
     
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Not necessarily. Mine never showed up. Maybe hell get lucky and be spared that little bit of frustration!
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    When I had less experience with firearms, I lost a piece on one.

    The wife (at that time) raised all kinds of heck with me when she found it on a kitchen chair.
    The one that she sat in with a white dress. The little oil and gunpowder residue left a mark on the backside.
     
  16. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Dear Dan- White dress? Yer dead. You will still be hearing about that on your 50th anniversary.:p


    Hey! Dead man over here!:rolleyes: