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Old January 2nd, 2017, 10:39 AM   #1
 
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Field stripped my RAP 45 and I figured... Let's take the trigger group out...whoops. The thing grenaded on me. Lots of little springs in that bad dog. I finally learned how a striker system works. Got it back together somehow. I guess I'll just shoot it instead of screwing with it. (I really like the gun by the way)



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LOL...If I had done that I would have been like....oh no, what did I do? And probably would have taken it to a gunsmith.
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same here ... gunsmith on my quick dial ...
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Did that to my Mossy MVP bolt.............it is amazing how small some of the parts are!
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Funny, that is why I don't go any deeper then field stripping a weapon.
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While having a gunsmith friend replace a sear I damaged in a nice Dan Wesson revolver, he properly chastised me. I learned a good and expensive lesson. In any case he told me he has often receive a shoebox filled with parts to reassemble.
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Every "gun guy" has at least one similar story. At least you found all the parts and were able to get the re-assembled conglomeration to function. Many folks make the walk of shame carrying the bag or box of parts to the gunsmith. I personally slid the extractor too far in its groove launching the detent ball and spring across the room the very first day I owned my Savage 110. I couldn't shoot my new rifle until the package from Savage arrived. Fortunately they sent two springs and four balls in the envelope, because there were casualties during installation.At least I learned something and I still have spares in my parts box 20yrs later..
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That's half the fun! Tbe other half is the scavenger hunt for missing springs! Glad you got it back together. Teaches you lots about the firearm...
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I learned more than I wanted to. Like I say at work, " if you don't screw up, you aren't being productive." You learn something every day.
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LOL...If I had done that I would have been like....oh no, what did I do? And probably would have taken it to a gunsmith.
I have a friend of mine that has a habit of taking his guns apart down to the bowels to clean it, and cannot put it back togather, gets frustrated, and brings it to me to reassemble. I have lost count of how many i have done for him. Blackhawks, smith and wessons, a tavor, you name it, I have seen it and put it back togather probably.
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Well, you learned how to put it back together, and learned not to try that again...it's a win..win situation.
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