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Old 10-30-2019, 06:43 PM   #1
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never thought of it.use a clear plastic bag when working on guns with lots of weirdo small, springloaded parts. Then when things go flying, you dont lose them. and you can see what you're doing.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:10 AM   #2
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That's a good idea.
 
Old 10-31-2019, 07:31 AM   #3
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2 winters ago when the pin broke that held the hammer in place on my S&W M66, I disassembled the revolver to see if I could fix it. When I discovered that it needed a gunsmith, everything when into a gallon sized zip lock bag. Then boxed it up and sent it out with all the parts.
 
 
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Good idea. Small springs and magazine followers become invisible after flying around the room.
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:25 PM   #5
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I’ve never done it, but I’ve read where others use a bag like that...
 
Old 11-08-2019, 03:02 AM   #6
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I used to keep one of those clear Dry-cleaning bags for that. Another convenient item, is one of those little 4" round magnetized parts trays. if you have a Harbor Freight nearby it's one of the things they usually have a free coupon for.
 
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...Another convenient item, is one of those little 4" round magnetized parts trays. if you have a Harbor Freight nearby it's one of the things they usually have a free coupon for.
Those are great helps. Our technicians carry them on their vehicles, and the most helpful use is when they're working on a camera system on a metal building (which is often). They can just stick the tray to the metal wall of the building, and even though the tray itself is vertical like that, the screws & such stick right in there. There's no losing screws or other small pieces off the top of the ladder. Great stuff.
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