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Lost ONE LPK Part!!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by etrain16, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Grrrrr!! :mad: Building a lower this morning and while I was installing the bolt catch lever, my hand slipped and the spring and bolt catch buffer shot out of the hole. The spring hit me and dropped right in front of me - the buffer apparently shot into another dimension. I searched all over and used a big magnet to check any place it may have gone, but it's now lost, somewhere in my garage.

    So, this puts a damper on my build. I'm planning to buy another online, but I thought I'd run this out by the membership to see, if by any chance, someone in the Oregon City area may read this and may have a spare they'd be willing to sell. I'd like to finish this build this weekend, if I have to order the part, that's not going to happen.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Well..that's not good.

    I put my glasses on this AM and..BOINK. :eek: The lens fell out. Lost the screw. No finding that!!
     
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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Curt's has an assortment of small parts. They're not giving them away, but considering the cost of shipping just one little piece to your house.
    I have made little pieces like this out of brass. Fairly easy and they worked just as good as the lost part.
     
  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Forgot about Curt's I may take a run down there. I can get a "lost parts kit" on Amazon shipped free for about $20 with a number of extra springs, pins and other parts - might be a good idea to buy one now and have some spares on hand for the future.
     
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  5. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    x2 on curts
     
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  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Holy Carp! I found it! After grumbling a bit, I took a deep breath and went back out to search the area, and found it! Back to work!
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yahoo. At least you didn't find it as you were sitting down with the new part in hand..:rolleyes:
    I have actually had that happen more than once!
     
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  8. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    @etrain16, NICE.

    You inspired me to look for the screw to my glasses. So I grabbed a fairly big earth magnet.
    I found the screw!! :)
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cool :cool:
     
  10. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Ha, nothing like being on your hands and knees looking for a part like a junkie looking for a crack rock. Good times
     
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  11. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Heh...I can see again. It was my new pair of glasses too.
    Good things for the determined!!
     
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  12. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good thing that part was magnetic.
     
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  13. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Should have gotten the spare parts then look for it. You would have gotten a legit excuse to build another. :D
     
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  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nothing better then finding the impossible eh?;)


    These kinds of things are why I still scratch my head a bit and wonder why everyone (feels like) picks an AR as a SHTF rifle...

    One wrong step while fixing or cleaning it and your completely down. My bolt action has a bolt and a gun - not so much to loose or break:D:p.
     
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  15. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    Use your pockets. Its meant for more than a snickers bar. :D